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NBC Heads-Up: The elite eight
Dressed like a Scotty Nguyen clone, Daniel Negreanu pushed around the Prince of Poker in their round-of-16 match at the 2009 NBC National Heads-Up Championship in Las Vegas tonight to propel himself into Sunday's final eight.
The winner of their match will go on to play either Phil Hellmuth, who exacted his revenge on online phenom Tom "durrrr" Dwan for a first-round suck-out here last year, or Bertrand "ElkY' Grospellier, who defeated both Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies and John Juanda to book a seat at Hellmuth's table.
David Oppenheim was called in as a last-minute replacement when a DUI charge forced Layne Flack to bow out of the event Friday, and Oppenheim now finds himself in the quarterfinals as well, after pushing past 2008 WSOP Heads-Up champ Kenny Tran in the round of 16.
Seed, who made the semifinals here in 2008, then took care of EPT Grand Final winner Glen Chorny to reserve his spot in the elite eight.
The fourth and final round-of-eight matchup set for Sunday is a battle of WSOP second-place finishers that features 2004 WSOP Main Event runner-up David Williams taking on 2003 WSOP Main Event runner-up Sam Farha.
They will play down to a champion at Caesars Sunday with a $500,000 first-place prize up for grabs.
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