March Madness may be over, but PokerGO is bringing back the bracket battles for April. The streaming service unveiled the new PokerGO Tour Heads-Up Showdown this week with the complete bracket revealed on Tuesday.
The series features 32 players ponying up $25,000 each with action running April 21-23 in the PokerGO Studio at Aria in Las Vegas . The first round kicks off on Thursday and will be streamed on PokerGO as well as portions of the tournament on the company’s YouTube channel .
Viewers can expect to see some of the biggest names in poker such as Daniel Negreanu , Phil Hellmuth , Erik Seidel, Darren Elias , and more. Commentators Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks joined Aria tournament director Paul Campbell on Tuesday night in drawing the matchups. “A little blast from the past,” Hanks said of the new event. “We wanted to do something reminiscent of the NBC Heads-Up Championship.” A look at the brackets
Poker fans will find a deep roster of pros when the action gets started Thursday. The bracket is divided into four divisions: Spades, Diamonds, Clubs, and Hearts.
The ultimate winner takes home a top prize of $400,000 with the runner-up collecting $200,000 . Third- and fourth-place finishers each earn $100,000 . Here’s a look at the first-round matchups in each division: Spades
Sam Soverel vs. Sean Winter
Alex Foxen vs. Simon Yu
Shannon Shorr vs. Shaun Deeb
Justin Young vs. Richie Sklar Clubs Jared Bleznick vs. Daniel Negreanu Tamon Nakamura vs. Stanley Tang Dylan Gang vs. Erik Seidel Darren Elias vs. Landon Tice Diamonds Chino Rheem vs. Nick Schulman Jeremy Ausmus vs. Chris Brewer Ali Imsirovic vs. Jake Daniels Bill Klein vs. Phil Galfond Hearts Nicholas Rigby vs. Dan Shak Eric Persson vs. Phil Hellmuth Alex Livingston vs. Scott Ball Scott Seiver vs. Isaac Kempton The winner of the Spades division then plays the Clubs winner. The Hearts winner takes on the Diamonds winner. Those two winners then square off for the title.After the round of 32 plays out on Thursday, winners return on Friday for the Sweet 16 and quarterfinals. The semi-finals and […]
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