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Tournament of Champions Field Set
The deadline has passed and the votes are counted for the first-ever fan-voted WSOP Tournament of Champions.
The WSOP has released the names of the 20 players voted in by fans for the 2010 TOC.
Most of the names on the list aren't too surprising, with Phil Ivey edging out Daniel Negreanu as the No. 1 voted player on the ballot.
Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson round out the top five vote-getters, from 355,081 total votes cast.
Fan voting was available on WSOP.com from March 15 to June 15, with fans choosing from a ballot of 50 of poker's top players.
The top 20 vote-getters from that ballot, along with five automatic qualifiers and two sponsor-exemption qualifiers, will receive an invite to the 2010 TOC, set to kick off June 27.
In the event that a player cannot accept the invite, the player with the next-highest vote total will move up the list.
Former TOC champions Annie Duke, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow and Mike Sexton receive automatic invites to the 2010 TOC, along with Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, who won a sponsor-expemption spot with his win in the WSOP Academy tournament.
England's Andrew Barton also qualified for a sponsor-exemption spot, winning an online qualifier on WSOP.com in the UK.
The total prize pool is $1 million, with $500k going to the champion.
Here's the list of the 27 players invited to the 2010 Tournament of Champions, for complete vote totals check out www.wsop.com.
Top 20 Vote Winners:
Annie Duke - 2004 TOC CHAMPION
Mike Matusow - 2005 TOC CHAMPION
Mike Sexton - 2006 TOC CHAMPION
Joe Cada - 2009 WSOP MAIN EVENT CHAMP
Barry Shulman - 2009 WSOP EUROPE MAIN EVENT CHAMPION
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier - WSOP ACADEMY PLAYOFF WINNER
Andrew Barton - WSOP.COM UK QUALIFIER