Poker eh! Canadian Open Heads-up Event about to begin

May 16, 2009 by Dan Brown in Canadian Open Poker Championship

As the World Series of Poker gets closer and closer, other events are starting to fall out of sight and out of mind. Well Canadian Poker is poking its head out one more time with one of the most prestigious events of the season as the Canadian Open Heads-up Event gets underway this week.

This is one of those events that even the common man can understand and relate to. It is not often that we can afford or play in an event that has 90 minute levels or lasts for days on end, but getting handed 10,000 chips and having 20 minutes levels is something that we can all relate to. The turbo format is accompanied with a best two out of three series that is sure to be filled with a ton of action.

If you think the big boys of poker are going to sit this one out with the WSOP less than two weeks away, you are crazy. They would not think of missing the opportunity to lay their claim as the best heads-up player heading into the series. The main event of the Canadian Open Poker Championship will see the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Phil Helmuth and Huck Seed sitting down at the felt in an effort to gain some heads-up glory.

It is not often that you will see a heads-up event as the final showpiece of any tour event, but that is what makes this one so special. You are going to have Kid Poker defending his turf as you can only imagine the embarrassment he would feel if someone like Phil Hellmuth walks out of his country with the heads-up trophy hoisted on his shoulders.

The four day event will finish up on Sunday, May17th with the final match. The defending champion is Huck Seed who took home a cool $100,897 last year. With the beating Negreanu has taken on the last couple of episodes of High Limit Poker, it is safe to assume that he will go after this championship with even more vigor than usual. Updates will be posted as soon as they are available. Now shuffle up and deal!


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