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Tom Dwan and Doug Polk to face off in Round 1 of the $25,000 WPT Heads-Up Championship

The $25,000 WPT Heads-Up Championship kicks off tomorrow with an absolute elite field that sees Tom Dwan and Doug Polk facing off in Round 1. Other highlght matches include the battle of heads-up crushers LLinusLLove vs. Olivier Busquet and online legend Stefan11222 vs. Timothy Adams.

Full Draw and Bracket of the WPT Heads-Up Championship

The draw for the event was streamed live a couple of days ago on Doug Polk’s YouTube channel with Joey Ingram co-presenting.

There will only be 32 players competing for the title, and only the final four players will win any prize money. This top-heavy format should see plenty of pressure on the participants when it comes down to bubble time.

Tom Dwan and Doug Polk to face off in Round 1 of the $25,000 WPT Heads-Up Championship

The event is a five-round championship with the first three being a best-of-three format. Once the bubble has passed, the final two rounds will switch to best-of-five.

A studio has been created in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, but the players will compete on the PokerKing platform with every second of action being streamed on Twitch until the final is played out on June 22.

Further Highlight Matches in Round 1

LLinusLLove vs. Olivier Busquet

There are a few tasty matches to watch in the first round. One is LLinusLLove vs. Olivier Busquet. Both are heads-up specialists who will be two of the favourites to win the title.

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Stefan11222 vs. Timothy Adams

Stefan “Stefan11222” Burakow vs. Timothy Adams is another with Stefan11222 being an online legend at the peak of his powers.

He is currently smashing “limitless” in their heads-up challenge and won’t be fearing any player that he is drawn against if he moves on to the later rounds.

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There are some great names in this line up, alongside a few celebrities and online influencers. Celebrity DJ Steve Aoki will have to defeat high-stakes legend Dan smith if he wishes to progress. Patrik Antonius finds himself up against Japanese pop star “GAKT”.

Chess streamer Alexandra Botez will be hoping that her draw against fellow streamer “Hafu” will pay dividends. She took up poker alongside her chess career a few years ago and is tipped to do a respectable job, even if she will be a huge underdog against any of the established stars.

It will also be nice to see both Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius returning to high-stakes action. They might be from an older generation but everyone knows exactly who they are and what they’re capable off at a poker table.

If you want to stop by and see all the action, then check out PokerKings or the Twitch channel broadcasting with top-notch commentary.

Don’t’ forget to check out the latest poker news to see what’s been happening in the poker world.

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