NHUPC first round set to go

Jean-Robert Bellande
J.R. begins his first foray into the NHUPC today against Sam Grizzle.

NBC rolled out the red carpet Thursday night for players in the National Heads-Up Poker Championship, giving them a chance to party as the first-round match-ups were set. The soirée, and the draw to see who would play whom, took place at Pure nightclub at Caesars Palace.

Some of the interesting pairings that resulted include Jerry Yang

  • David Singer vs. T.J. Cloutier
  • Annie Duke vs. J.C. Tran
  • The Hearts bracket is scheduled to begin play at 10:15 a.m. (PST). The Diamonds are expected to begin play at 1:15 p.m., with the Clubs following at 4:15 p.m. and the Spades at 6:45 p.m.

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