Tournament of Champions All-Star Event Gets Started on Sunday

Published on 2010-06-27 05:01:00

-- WSOP Tournament of Champions --After months of build-up (thanks to fan voting), the 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions (TOC) will finally get under way on Sunday afternoon.

The Tournament of Champions is back after a long hiatus (the last TOC took place in 2006), and will feature a field of just 27 players.

The field will be comprised of:

Five Automatic Exemptions

Annie Duke (2004 TOC Champion)
Mike Matusow (2005 TOC Champion)
Mike Sexton (2006 TOC Champion)
Joe Cada (2009 WSOP main event Champion)
Barry Shulman (2009 WSOPE main event Champion)

Two Qualifiers

Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (WSOP Academy Playoff Winner)
Andrew Barton ( UK Qualifier)

Twenty Players Who Were Voted In By Fans

Phil Ivey, 16,267 votes
Daniel Negreanu, 16,239 votes
Doyle Brunson, 13,796 votes
Phil Hellmuth, 12,673 votes
Chris Ferguson, 11,585 votes
Allen Cunningham, 10,486 votes
Johnny Chan, 10,434 votes
Scotty Nguyen, 9,834 votes
Barry Greenstein, 9,806 votes
John Juanda, 8,835 votes
Erik Seidel, 8,802 votes
Jennifer Harman, 8,206 votes
Huck Seed, 8,180 votes
Dan Harrington, 7,342 votes
T.J. Cloutier, 6,281 votes
Sammy Farha, 6,085 votes
Howard Lederer, 5,596 votes
Greg Raymer, 5,404 votes
Joe Hachem, 5,272 votes
Antonio Esfandiari, 5,129 votes


There is $1 million in total prize money up for grabs in this event. The payout scale will look like this:

1st - $500,000
2nd - $250,000
3rd - $100,000
4th-9th - $25,000

ESPN3 will be streaming the event live, starting at 12 pm on Sunday afternoon. To watch the stream, just go to and click on the ESPN3 logo.


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