2009 National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
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National Heads Up Poker Championship

Some of the best poker players in the world invade Las Vegas this weekend with bragging rights and $500,000.00 on the line. In its fifth year, the National Heads-Up Poker Championship pits 64 of the top poker players against each other in single elimination heads-up matches. Set up just like a March Madness bracket, the goal is the same: survive and advance.

For the first time ever, Sportsbook.com is offering odds on this one-of-a-kind event. Not only will Sportsbook.com members be able to wager on the outright winner, but there are plenty of ‘who lasts longer' match-ups to choose from as well. Some intriguing match-ups include:


Phil Ivey (-140) vs. Daniel Negreanu (even)

Tom Dwan (-115) vs. Phil Hellmuth (-125)

Phil Laak (-140) vs. Jennifer Tilly (even)


Can Chris "Jesus" Ferguson (+2200) repeat as Champion? Will the "Poker Brat" Phil Hellmuth (+3000) win his second Heads-Up Championship? Will former MLB pitcher Orel Hershiser (+10000) make another deep run?


Log on now to Sportsbook.com and go to the ‘Entertainment' section to see the full list of odds. Get your bets in early though as most of these odds will be closed on Saturday March 7th.

Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter