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Full Tilt $25k Heads-Up Championship Goes To Poker Pro David Singer

Professional poker player David Singer may not have made it passed the first round of the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, but he fought till the bitter end at the
$25k Heads-Up Championship to claim victory and a 2st place prize of $560,000.

Full Tilt’s high-roller, deep stack tournament drew the attentions (and $25,000 buy-ins) from a total of 64 participants, making this the highest buy-in tournament ever hosted by an online poker room. As such, it came as no surprise that the line-up of competitors included many of today’s well-known poker pros.

The prestigious list begins with the host of Full Tilt Poker’s Heads-Up Championship, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, followed by (in alphabetical order) Brandon Adams, David Benyamine, Andy Bloch, Taylor Caby, Peter Feldman, Eli Elezra, Gus Hansen, Brian Hastings, Phil Ivey, Peter Jepsen, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Nenad Medic, David Oppenheim, Max Pescatori, Nick Schulman, Huck Seed, Erik Seidel, David Singer, Gavin Smith and Steve Zolotow.

Other recognized players in attendance, more famous for their proficient online poker skills, included Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius, Isaac “the guru 11” Baron, Cory “UGOTPZD” Carroll, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond, Jeff “ActionJeff” Garza, Chris “Genius28” Lee, and many more.

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paid the top 8 players o finish in the Heads-Up Championship, so as the action boiled down to the final table, the last 8 players seated were Bloch, Hastings, Singer, Antonius, Dani “Ansky451” Stern, Emil “whitelime” Patel, “mischiefofmagic” and Scott “mastrblastr” Seiver. The lowest paying prize was $96,000, so at this point, being knocked out was still a considerable achievement.

The two-day tournament saw its first night come to a close as Antonius, Stern, mischiefofmagic, and mastrblastr were sent to the rails to end round 4 of the 6-round competition. As the second day’s action picked up, Singer took on Hastings, eventually claiming the final pot. Bloch went up against Patel, resulting in the final, 6th round table of David Singer versus Emil “whitelime” Patel. Both Andy Bloch and Brian Hastings earned $168,000 for their final positions.

It wasn’t long before a clear winner emerged from the heat of battle, whereby David Singer was crowned victor of Full Tilt Poker’s Heads-Up Championship, defeating Patel for a 1st place prize of $560,000. Patel was awarded $320,000 for his 2nd place finish.

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