Seidel v. Dwan, Ivey v. Laak Among NBC Heads-Up Draw

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Heads-Up Bracket (Click to enlarge)

The first-round matchups for the $25k NBC Heads-Up Championship were set in Las Vegas last night and, as always, some intriguing square-offs materialized.

Among the opening round battles of particular interest are Erik Seidel vs. Tom Dwan, Phil Laak vs. Phil Ivey, Maria Ho vs. Phil Galfond and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom vs. Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger.

A couple of poker icons in Phil Hellmuth and Mike Sexton will match up, as will Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi and Mike "The Mouth" Matusow and Dan Smith and Jason Mercier

Good friends Isaac Haxton and Justin Bonomo also drew each other as did leading female players Liv Boeree and Gaëlle Baumann.

Negreanu, Harman Withdraw

Daniel Negreanu
Prior commitment knocks Negreanu out.
 

The last-minute withdrawal of Daniel Negreanu and Jennifer Harman allowed for alternates David “Doc” Sands and Tom Marchese to enter the field.

Sands will match up with 2012 WSOP October Niner Rob Salaburu in the first round while Marchese will meet poker legend Doyle Brunson.

Opening matches start this afternoon at Caesars. Check back later this evening for results from the round of 64.

Clubs Bracket

  • Antonio Esfandiari vs. Jennifer Tilly
  • Jonathan Duhamel vs. Matt Glantz
  • Chris Moorman vs. Carlos Mortensen
  • Matt Salsberg vs. Dan Cates
  • Vanessa Rousso vs. Yevgeniy Timoshenko
  • Shaun Deeb vs. Andy Frankenberger
  • Andy Bloch vs. Kyle Julius
  • Will Failla vs. Scott Seiver

Spades Bracket

  • Ben Lamb vs. Barry Greenstein
  • John Monnette vs. Greg Raymer
  • Viktor Blom vs. Andrew Lichtenberger
  • Michael Mizrachi vs. Mike Matusow
  • David Williams vs. John Hennigan
  • Sam Simon vs. David Oppenheim
  • Phil Laak vs. Phil Ivey
  • Justin Bonomo vs Isaac Haxton

Hearts Bracket

  • Joseph Cheong vs. Olivier Busquet
  • Jean Robert Bellande vs. Bruce Miller (Online qualifier)
  • Maria Ho vs. Phil Galfond
  • Eugene Katchalov vs. Faraz Jaka
  • Justin Smith vs. Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier
  • Phil Hellmuth vs. Mike Sexton
  • Chris Moneymaker vs. Jason Somerville
  • Rob Salaburu vs. David “Doc” Sands

Diamonds Bracket

  • Erik Seidel vs. Tom Dwan
  • Tom Marchese vs. Doyle Brunson
  • Brian Hastings vs. Matt Matros
  • Nick Schulman vs. Eli Elezra
  • Greg Merson vs. Joe Serock
  • Mohsin Charania vs. Huck Seed
  • Liv Boeree vs. Gaëlle Baumann
  • Dan Smith vs. Jason Mercier

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PokerListings 2013-01-24 11:13:32

@Paul

Selbst was invited but declined. She's playing the Aussie Millions instead.

paul 2013-01-24 09:09:25

Why isn't Vanessa K. Selbst in it ?