Whether its the Daniel Negreanu vs Doug Polk heads-up challenge, the High Stakes Duel matches, the Galond Challenge or some of the many upcoming heads-up matches such as Bill Perkins vs Landon Tice, heads-up poker is enjoying a moment.
Now comes a special bracket-style heads-up match involving some of poker’s greats.
PokerKing Media has announced the lineup of the 2021 WPT Heads Up Championship set for June 18th to June 22nd. The single-elimination event will feature some of the best and most well-known players in the world of poker.
The 32 players entering the event will buy in for $25,000 and will play for up to 5 days. We don’t have a full roster of participants at the moment, but some big names have already been revealed — Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey are among the most well-known players to be announced thus far. More players are expected to be revealed in the coming days.
PokerKing Media released the following trailer to hype up the upcoming event:
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With 32 players expected to enter the event, a prize pool of $800,000 is likely to be up for grabs. More information will be released about the payout structure as the event gets closer.
Who are the 32 players in the WPT Heads-up Championship?
We don’t yet know all the players that will be part of the festivities, but PokerKing has teased some of the names that are participating.
So far the names that have been announced are players that are very familiar to poker fans:
- Tom Dwan
- Phil Ivey
- Bill Perkins
- Brad Owen
- Nick Schulman
- Landon Tice
Although most of the announced names are those you would expect to play in such an event, there are a couple of surprises, notably Brad Owen, who is most famous as a YouTube vlogger, who is known for playing much lower states.
Another name, Landon Tice, may not be widely known to the general poker world, but he has carved out a name for himself as a knowledgable heads-up player who was a staple of Joey Ingram’s coverage of the Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu heads-up match.
It remains to be seen what other players will sign-up to play, but poker fans will undoubtedly be hoping for more big names to add more weight to the event. Players such as Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Bryn Kenney, Doug Polk, Phil Galfond, Fedor Holz and Phil Hellmuth would be among the welcomed editions to the lineup.
How can I watch the WPT Heads-up Championship?
Poker fans will be able to tune into the action through either the PokerKing Twitch and YouTube channels.
In addition to tuning into the PokerKing social media channels, you will also be able to follow the action from the World Poker Tour website