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The Nightly Turbo: 32 Confirmed for NBC Heads-Up, Vanessa Rousso Rocks PCA Party

Vanessa Rousso The 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure ended Monday, but not before poker players (and media member) were able to cut loose during a wild party at the Atlantis Resort. We're bringing you that story, plus half of the official field for the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, in this edition of the Nightly Turbo. In Case You Missed It: Vanessa Selbst made history at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure on Monday. Her victory in the $25,000 buy-in High Roller shifted her past Kathy Liebert as the winningest female tournament player ever. Did you miss any of the action from the PCA Main...

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Hi CheehC — Since this is only half of the NBC Heads-Up list, we're expecting Jungleman to be among the other 32 players announced in the next week or so. He tweeted last week that he was on his way to Vegas to participate in the event.

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The NBC Heads Up has no real structure for qualification. This demonstrates an abysmal lack of leadership in the NBC Heads Up Event, failing to capitalize on the event reputation & track record. NBC could generate an enormous amount of publicity & goodwill be running Heads Up Championships in every state, culminating in four regional Heads Up Championships, all of whom would be seeded into the NBC Heads Up Event with world-class players.

When I see this "participation by committee" entry method, where only subjective criteria is used ... well, it cheapens the prestige of the event.

flintsword
"The lucky player is usually the player that knows how much to leave to chance."

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