|The field for NBC's 2009 National Heads-Up Poker Championship has been released and will feature many of the top players in the world.
Blandino Gines is "still in shock" after surviving 590,000 players to win a seat at the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship.
Phil Ivey started off the year in uncharacteristically slow fashion, reportedly losing more than $2 million in a month and a half. But after rolling to a $1.1-million evening in which he won three six-figure head-to-head pots against Tom "durrrr" Dwan last week, Ivey seems to be well on his way back.
Chris "Jesus" Ferguson finished in sixth place in the WPT tournament while Cimpan took home a first prize of $1,686,760.