Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu Move On To Round of 32Published on 2009-03-07 09:18:09
Round one of the 2009 National Heads-up Poker Championship is now finished, with Round two picking up at 12 pm tomorrow (Saturday).
Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, the defending champion of the event, was knocked out by Gabe Kaplan Friday night and will not be back to defend his title.
Jeffrey Ishbia was the lone qualifier to make it through to Round two. He squared off against another qualifier, Leon Yanovski, in Round one and will now face off against Phil Hellmuth in Round two.
Mike Matusow, Doyle Brunson and Erik Seidel were some of the notable names that were eliminated on Day one of the event.
David Oppenheim moved on to the second round with a victory over Vanessa Selbst. This is notable because Oppenheim wasn't even scheduled to play in the event - he filled in for Layne Flack, who spent the night in a Las Vegas area jail after being arrested for DUI.
The round of 32 features some very intriguing match-ups, including:
Tom Dwan vs Barry Greenstein
Gus Hansen vs Huck Seed
Eli Elezra vs Erick Lindgren
If Dwan and Hellmuth both win their second round match-ups, then they will face off against each other in the Round of 16. Who can forget Hellmuth's blow-up in last year's event when Dwan sucked out on him?
Here is the full list of second round match-ups:
Cheadle vs Wasicka
Ivey vs Rousso
Nguyen vs Forrest
Negreanu vs Minieri
Kaplan vs Juanda
Sahamies vs Grospellier ("Ziigmund" vs "ElkY")
Ishbia vs Hellmuth
Dwan vs Greenstein
Elezra vs Lindgren
Williams vs Fischman
Phan vs Yang
Farha vs Eastgate
Tran vs Harman
Laak vs Oppenheim
Hansen vs Seed
Chorny vs Garrett
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