Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Bracket Draw; Round 1 Starts Shortly for Event #11 $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’Em Championship

2019 Heads-Up Champion Sean Swingruber

Welcome back to PokerNews coverage of the 2021 World Series of Poker.

Event #11 $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’Em Championship gets underway shortly and a star-laden field of 64 is expected for one of the most popular tournaments of the series. The three-day event is capped at 64 players and there were fewer than 10 seats left as of press time.

Sean Swingruber won the heads-up championship in 2019 in an event that attracted 112 players. Swingruber took the bracelet and a top prize of $186,356 after a four-hour final battle with three-time WSOP champion Ben Yu.

Past WSOP Heads-Up Bracelet Winners

2007$5,000392Dan Schreiber$425,594Mark Muchnik
2008$10,000256Kenny Tran$539,056Alec Torelli
2009$10,000256Leo Wolpert$625,682John Duthie
2010$10,000256Ayaz Mahmood$625,682Ernst Schmejkal
2011$25,000128Jake Cody$851,192Yevgeniy Timoshenko
2012$10,000152Brian Hastings$371,498Jason Mo
2013$10,000162Mark Radoja$331,190Don Nguyen
2014$10,000136Davide Suriano$335,553Sam Stein
2015$10,000143Keith Lehr$334,440Paul Volpe
2016$10,000153Alan Percal$320,574John Smith
2017$10,000129Adrian Mateos$336,656John Smith
2018$10,000114Justin Bonomo$185,965Jason McConnon
2019$10,000112Sean Swingruber$186,356Ben Yu

Players will begin Round 1 with 150,000 in chips and the 20-minute levels start at 300/600. Single-elimination bracket play will start today with matches expected to start at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. PT. Registration will close just before the 2 p.m. bracket draw or when the field of 64 is full.

Be sure to keep it here all day long as the PokerNews live reporting team will bring you updates on the matchups throughout Day 1.

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