POSTED: Wednesday May 13th 2009


Semifinal and Championship action featured in final episode


       NEW YORK – May 13, 2009 – NBC will present coverage of the sixth and final installment of its ultimate big-stakes poker showdown, the National Heads-Up Poker Championship presented by, from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Sunday at Noon ET. The first two hours of Sunday’s 3-hour finale will feature play from the semifinals, while the last hour will be devoted exclusively to action in the best-of-three finals.

It began with 64 players, and now the 4 remaining top poker pros compete for the half a million dollar first place prize and the title of best heads-up poker player. In the semifinals, winner of the Diamonds bracket and 1996 World Champion Huck Seed takes on Hearts bracket winner Sam Farha. “Lady Maverick” Vanessa Rousso, the winner of the Clubs bracket, looks to become the first female Heads-Up champion ever, but she must first defeat poker phenom and Spades bracket winner Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier.

The winners of the semifinal matches will advance to play in the final while the runners-up will each receive $125,000.  The runner-up in the final will earn $250,000, while the winner will take home $500,000 and the title of 2009 National Heads-Up Poker Champion.

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