Negreanu, ElkY, Rousso fight for NBC heads up title

By Sunday's end, a member of Team PokerStars Pro could very well be the NBC Heads Up Poker Champion.

Daniel Negreanu, ElkY, and Vanessa Rousso have all made it to today's quarter finals. While all three have a shot at the title, only one of them can make it to the finals.

The first match will put Negreanu up against Rousso in the finals of the Clubs bracket. Rousso has already beat Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, and Paul Wasicka and likely has had the toughest road to the quarter finals of anyone in the field. Negreanu will be her final challenge in the original bracket. Whoever wins will go on to play the winner of the Spades bracket.

And that is where it gets interesting.

The Spades bracket final will see Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier fighting against poker brat Phil Hellmuth. As you're aware, ElkY is no slouch heads up. He finished runner up in the last WCOOP high roller heads-up event and has tons of heads up experience otherwise. Hellmuth seems on a roll this year, however, and doesn't look to be an easy mark.

On the other side of the bracket, David Williams will play Sammy Farha and David Oppenheim will take on Huck Seed.

Whoever wins will have to win their next three matches. It all happens today in Las Vegas where a winner will be crowned this evening.

Good luck to Negreanu, ElkY, and Rousso.

Simon Young
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