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NBC Heads-Up Championship: The Complete List of 64 Players

By , Rakeback.com Poker News Editor

Earlier this week, the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship revealed 32 players who will be playing in the event between January 24th and 26th at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Quite a few noteworthy names were left out, and now it's time to find out who made the cut and who is missing.

In past years, both celebrities and top poker pros from either live OR online play have made the cut, but it seems the celebrities have chosen not to show up this year. Of the 64 participating players, just 2 - actress Jennifer Tilly (pictured below) and The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon - are famous primarily for achievements outside of poker. Coincidentally, Tilly and Simon were once married.

The complete list of 64 players who will participate are:

1- Baumann, Gaelle
2- Bellande, Jean Robert
3- Bloch, Andy
4- Blom, Viktor
5- Boeree, Liv
6- Bonomo, Justin
7- Brunson, Doyle
8- Busquet, Olivier
9- Cates, Daniel
10- Charania, Mohsin
11- Cheong, Joseph
12- Deeb, Shaun
13- Duhamel, Jonathan
14- Dwan, Tom
15- Elezra, Eli
16- Esfandiari, Antonio
17- Failla, Will
18- Frankenberger, Andy
19- Galfond, Phil
20- Glantz, Matt
21- Greenstein, Barry
22- Grospellier, Bertrand
23- Harman, Jennifer
24- Hastings, Brian
25- Haxton, Isaac
26- Hellmuth, Phil
27- Hennigan, John
28- Ho, Maria
29- Ivey, Phil
30- Jaka, Faraz
31- Julius, Kyle
32- Katchalov, Eugene
33- Laak, Phil
34- Lamb, Ben
35- Lichtenberger, Andrew
36- Matros, Matt
37- Matusow, Mike
38- Mercier, Jason
39- Merson, Greg
40- Mizrachi, Michael
41- Moneymaker, Chris
42- Monnette, John
43- Moorman, Chris
44- Mortensen, Carlos
45- Negreanu, Daniel
46- Oppenheim, David
47- Raymer, Greg
48- Rousso, Vanessa
49- Salaburu, Rob
50- Salsberg, Matt
51- Schulman, Nick
52- Seed, Huck
53- Seidel, Erik
54- Seiver, Scott
55- Serock, Joe
56- Sexton, Mike
57- Simon, Sam
58- Smith, Dan
59- Smith, Justin
60- Somerville, Jason
61- Tilly, Jennifer
62- Timoshenko, Yevgeniy
63- Williams, David
64- WSOP.com Qualifier

Who has the best chance to win? Which matchups would you like to see the most?


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