Event #2: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

$25,000 Heads Up World Championship


The 2011 World Series of Poker wasted no time for their big buy-in action with the $25,000 Heads Up World Championship starting on the first day. Registration is capped at 256 entrants, which most likely will not be met.

Tonight’s action will see two rounds action, beginning at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. respectively. The triple chance format allows for a 25,000 starting stack, with two add-ons of 50,000. Players can opt to start with the whole 75,000.

Last year’s Championship event was a $10,000 buy in, which did max out at 256 runners. Ayaz Mahmood won the event, banking just over $625,000, after outlasting Ernst Schmejkal. The top ten finishers included Jason Somerville, Alexander Kostritsyn, Vanessa Rousso and Gavin Smith.

Players are starting to crowd the rail for their first round matchups. Last year's WSOP Player of the Year Frank Kassela, Erik Seidel, Michael Mizrachi, and Barry Greenstein are all waiting for their matchups. We will update the draws as they come to us.