Heads Up Poker

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National Heads-Up Poker Championship
Created byNBC Sports
Narrated byAli Nejad and Matt Vasgersian
Country of originUnited States
Production locationsGolden Nugget Las Vegas (2005),
Caesars Palace (2006 - 2013)
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Original networkNBC
Original release2005 –
2013 (no 2012 event)
External links

The National Heads-Up Poker Championship was an annual poker tournament held in the United States and produced by the NBC television network.[1] It is a $25,000 'buy-in' invitation-only tournament[2] organized as a series of one-on-one games of no limitTexas hold 'em matches. The participants include many of the world's most successful poker players, as well as celebrities.

Welcome to the Heads Up Poker Podcast! Welcome to the Heads Up Poker Podcast! Steve interviews professional players all around the world, and then talks a little poker strategy - cash games and tournaments. One day a week, uncensored, Steve has a wide range of guests, talking current events, politics, and poker. Heads-Up Hold’em™ gives the traditional game of Texas Hold’em an inventive twist. Instead of taking on a table packed with competitors, players go one-on-one with the dealer. But while heads-up poker is usually an intense, high-pressure contest, Heads-Up Hold’em™ is different. The basic heads up poker strategy section provides newer players with a good overall understanding of the game. It's good to start with a solid foundation, and build your skills from there.

The championship was the first poker event to be televised on and produced by a major U.S. television network.[1]

In October 2011, NBC announced that the National Heads-Up Poker Championship would not return in 2012, ending the championship's seven-year run.[3] After a one-year hiatus, the tournament returned for a final time in 2013.[4]The $25,000 buy-in event ran from Jan. 24 through 26 at Caesars Palace, the same venue where the event was held from 2006 through 2011.

In February 2014, NBC announced the National Heads-Up Poker Championship would not return in 2014.

The Heads-Up Championship had been sponsored by online poker companies before Black Friday. The World Series of Poker (WSOP.com) is the new presenting sponsor.[5]


The single-elimination tournament is modeled after college basketball tournaments. Players who win a match advance to the next round; the player who wins six matches is crowned champion.

The first round is seeded randomly the night before the tournament begins. Players are divided into four brackets – Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, and Spades. A participant advances by winning a heads-up match against his or her randomly drawn opponent. The structure of the brackets then determines every match thereafter. The semifinals consist of one player from each bracket, with the winner of the Spades bracket playing the winner of the Clubs bracket, and the winner of the Hearts bracket matched up against the winner of the Diamonds bracket. A best-of-three final match then determines which of the two finalists is crowned champion.


Brief history[edit]

Betpalace android app free. The National Heads-Up Poker Championship is an invitation-only event. In contrast, the World Heads-Up Poker Championship is an open event with a maximum participation of 128 players.

The 2005 event took place at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas between March 4 and March 6. It aired weekly on NBC from May 1 to May 22 with commentary from Gabe Kaplan and Matt Vasgersian.

The 2006 edition took place from March 4 to 6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. NBC began its coverage by broadcasting one part of the opening round on April 16. The semi-final and championship matches aired May 21. Kaplan and Vasgersian returned as commentators.

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The 2007 edition was broadcast from April 8 to May 20. Ali Nejad took Gabe Kaplan's spot as commentator due to Kaplan competing in the tournament.


YearWinnerRunner-upBest-of-three final score
2005Phil HellmuthChris Ferguson2–1
2006Ted ForrestChris Ferguson2–1
2007Paul WasickaChad Brown2–0
2008Chris FergusonAndy Bloch2–1
2009Huck SeedVanessa Rousso2–0
2010Annie DukeErik Seidel2–1
2011Erik SeidelChris Moneymaker2–0
2012no tournament
2013Mike MatusowPhil Hellmuth2–1

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ abNBC Spot in the Cards for Poker Tourney February 2005 article from the Las Vegas Sun
  2. ^NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship Inks Four-year Deal with Caesars, a May 2008 article from pokernews.com
  3. ^'NBC Cancels National Heads-Up Poker Championship'. PokerNews. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  4. ^'NBC Brings Back National Heads-Up Poker Championship'. PokerNews. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  5. ^'National Heads-Up Poker Championship returns to Caesars Palace'. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
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