Results

 

Complete results for every year of the NBC National Heads Up Championship are below. As you can see, Erik Seidel and Chris Ferguson have had the best results so far. Huck Seed, Ted Forrest, and Phil Hellmuth have also had multiple strong performances, and all five are certainly strong heads up players.

 

2011 NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championships
1 Dwyte Pilgrim
64 Olivier Busquet
Busquet
Boeree
32 Liv Boeree
33 Jason Alexander
Busquet
Mercier
16 Jason Mercier
49 Ted Forrest
Mercier
Bloch
17 Andy Bloch
48 John Juanda
Busquet
Duhamel
8 Barry Greenstein
57 Scotty Nguyen
Greenstein
Mahmood
25 Annette Obrestad
40 Ayaz Mahmood
Mahmood
Duhamel
9 Jonathan Duhamel
56 Melburn Whitmire
Duhamel
Esfandiari
24 Nicolas Chouity
41 Antonio Esfandiari
Duhamel
Moneymaker
4 Doyle Brunson
61 Jennifer Tilly
Brunson
Phillips
29 Erick Lindgren
36 Dennis Phillips
Brunson
Moneymaker
13 Daniel Cates
52 Phil Ivey
Cates
Moneymaker
20 John Racener
45 Chris Moneymaker
Moneymaker
Oppenheim
5 Carlos Mortensen
60 Sam Trickett
Mortensen
Oppenheim
28 Eric Baldwin
37 David Oppenheim
Oppenheim
Katchalov
12 Patrik Antonius
53 Sorel Mizzi
Antonius
Katchalov
21 Eugene Katchalov
44 Faraz Jaka
Moneymaker
Seidel
3 Kara Scott
62 Andrew Robl
Robl
Smith
30 David Williams
35 Emmitt Smith
Robl
Bord
19 Gavin Smith
46 Gus Hansen
Smith
Bord
14 James Bord
51 Frank Kassela
Robl
Benyamine
6 Phil Laak
59 Daniel Negreanu
Laak
Mizrachi
27 Michael Mizrachi
38 Vanessa Rousso
Mizrachi
Benyamine
22 Don Cheadle
43 Tom Dwan
Dwan
Benyamine
54 Phil Hellmuth
11 David Benyamine
Robl
Seidel
7 Bertrand Grospellier
58 Justin Young
Grospellier
Galfond
26 Joe Hachem
39 Phil Galfond
Galfond
Selbst
42 Vanessa Selbst
23 Eli Elezra
Selbst
Eastgate
55 Peter Eastgate
10 Chris Ferguson
Selbst
Seidel
15 Huck Seed
50 Jennifer Harman
Harman
Seidel
47 Erik Seidel
18 Allen Cunningham
Seidel
Gordon
31 Mike Matusow
34 Greg Raymer
Raymer
Gordon
63 Tom Marchese
2 Phil Gordon

 

2010 NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championships
1 Patrik Antonius
64 Chris Moneymaker
Moneymaker
Wolpert
32 Leo Wolpert
33 Eric Baldwin
Moneymaker
Seidel
16 David Williams
49 Joe Cada
Williams
Seidel
17 Erik Seidel
48 Huck Seed
Seidel
Eastgate
8 Dan Ramirez
57 Erick Lindgren
Lindgren
Eastgate
25 Peter Eastgate
40 Bertrand Grospellier
Eastgate
Gold
9 Stephen Quinn
56 Ted Forrest
Quinn
Gold
24 Dario Minieri
41 Jamie Gold
Seidel
Nguyen
4 Gavin Smith
61 Phil Ivey
Ivey
Nguyen
29 Richard Edwards
36 Scotty Nguyen
Nguyen
Kaplan
13 Shawn Rice
52 Joe Hachem
Hachem
Kaplan
20 Gabe Kaplan
45 Johnny Chan
Nguyen
Mercier
5 Daniel Negreanu
60 Jason Mercier
Mercier
de Korver
28 Pieter de Korver
37 Mike Sexton
Mercier
Laak
12 Phil Gordon
53 Tom Dwan
Gordon
Laak
21 Phil Laak
44 John Juanda
Seidel
Duke
3 Jesper Hougaard
62 Allen Cunningham
Cunningham
Elezra
30 Eli Elezra
35 Greg Mueller
Elezra
Phillips
19 Annette Dworski
46 Chris Ferguson
Ferguson
Phillips
14 Kara Scott
51 Dennis Phillips
Phillips
Brunson
6 Brock Parker
59 Doyle Brunson
Brunson
Cheadle
27 J.P. Kelly
38 Don Cheadle
Brunson
Obrestad
22 Howard Lederer
43 Phil Hellmuth
Hellmuth
Obrestad
54 Annette Obrestad
11 Orel Hershiser
Phillips
Duke
7 Barry Greenstein
58 Vanessa Rousso
Greenstein
Farha
26 Sam Farha
39 Antonio Esfandiari
Greenstein
Yang
42 Jennifer Harman
23 Jennifer Tilly
Harman
Yang
55 Jerry Yang
10 Mike Matusow
Yang
Duke
15 Darvin Moon
50 Bill Huntress
Moon
Duke
47 Andy Bloch
18 Annie Duke
Duke
Wasicka
31 Andrew Wilson
34 Paul Wasicka
Wasicka
Hansen
63 Gus Hansen
2 Greg Raymer

 

2009 NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championships
1 Don Cheadle
64 David Pham
Cheadle
Wasicka
32 Paul Wasicka
33 Nicholas Joy
Wasicka
Rousso
16 Jennifer Tilly
49 Phil Ivey
Ivey
Rousso
17 Doyle Brunson
48 Vanessa Rousso
Rousso
Negreanu
8 Hevad Khan
57 Scotty Nguyen
Nguyen
Forrest
25 Ted Forrest
40 Orel Hershiser
Nguyen
Negreanu
9 Daniel Negreanu
56 Chris Moneymaker
Negreanu
Minieri
24 Mike Matusow
41 Dario Minieri
Rousso
Grospellier
4 Gabe Kaplan
61 Chris Ferguson
Kaplan
Juanda
29 John Juanda
36 Joe Hachem
Juanda
Grospellier
13 Ilari Sahamies
52 Gavin Smith
Sahamies
Grospellier
20 Fred Collins
45 Bertrand Grospellier
Grospellier
Hellmuth
5 Jeffrey Ishbia
60 Leon Yanovski
Ishbia
Hellmuth
28 Mike Sexton
37 Phil Hellmuth
Hellmuth
Dwan
12 Gavin Griffin
53 Tom Dwan
Dwan
Greenstein
21 Barry Greenstein
44 Blandino Gines
Rousso
Seed
3 Johnny Chan
62 Eli Elezra
Elezra
Lindgren
30 Erick Lindgren
35 Howard Lederer
Lindgren
Williams
19 J. C. Tran
46 David Williams
Williams
Fischman
14 Jamie Gold
51 Scott Fischman
Williams
Farha
6 Erik Seidel
59 John Phan
Phan
Yang
27 Jerry Yang
38 Clonie Gowen
Phan
Farha
22 Allen Cunningham
43 Sam Farha
Farha
Eastgate
54 Andy Bloch
11 Peter Eastgate
Farha
Seed
7 Kenny Tran
58 Antonio Esfandiari
Tran
Harman
26 Greg Raymer
39 Jennifer Harman
Tran
Oppenheim
42 Kenny Yeh
23 Phil Laak
Laak
Oppenheim
55 Vanessa Selbst
10 David Oppenheim*
Oppenheim
Seed
15 David Benyamine
50 Gus Hansen
Hansen
Seed
47 Huck Seed
18 Jonathan Little
Seed
Chorny
31 Chad Brown
34 Glen Chorny
Chorny
Garrett
63 Annie Duke
2 Brad Garrett

 

2008 NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championships
1 Jonathan Little
64 Erik Seidel
Little
Kaplan
32 Patrik Antonius
33 Gabe Kaplan
Little
Raymer
16 Greg Raymer
49 Hooman Nikzad
Raymer
Clements
17 Kenny Tran
48 Scott Clements
Little
Ferguson
8 Mike Matusow
57 Joe Hachem
Matusow
Dwan
25 Tom Dwan
40 Phil Hellmuth
Matusow
Ferguson
9 Tom Schneider
56 Gavin Smith
Smith
Ferguson
24 Chris Ferguson
41 John Juanda
Ferguson
Ivey
4 Don Cheadle
61 Gus Hansen
Hansen
Nguyen
29 Scotty Nguyen
36 Bill Edler
Hansen
Laak
13 Jerry Yang
52 Chris Moneymaker
Yang
Laak
20 David Singer
45 Phil Laak
Hansen
Ivey
5 Phil Ivey
60 Alisha Kunze
Ivey
Chan
28 David Williams
37 Johnny Chan
Ivey
Tran
12 Dan Schreiber
53 T. J. Cloutier
Cloutier
Tran
21 Annie Duke
44 J. C. Tran
Ferguson
Bloch
3 Vanessa Rousso
62 Antonio Esfandiari
Rousso
Bloch
30 Shannon Elizabeth
35 Andy Bloch
Bloch
Fischman
19 Todd Brunson
46 Scott Fischman
Fischman
Gold
14 Jamie Gold
51 Tom Kelly
Bloch
Hershiser
6 Ted Forrest
59 Orel Hershiser
Hershiser
Cunningham
27 Allen Cunningham
38 Chad Brown
Hershiser
Deeb
22 Jean-Robert Bellande
43 Sam Grizzle
Grizzle
Deeb
54 Freddy Deeb
11 Paul Wasicka
Bloch
Seed
7 Jason Alexander
58 Huck Seed
Seed
Townsend
26 David Pham
39 Brian Townsend
Seed
Mizrachi
42 Clonie Gowen
23 Jennifer Tilly
Gowen
Mizrachi
55 Daniel Negreanu
10 Michael Mizrachi
Seed
Benyamine
15 Barry Greenstein
50 Howard Lederer
Greenstein
Benyamine
47 David Benyamine
18 Jennifer Harman
Benyamine
Brunson
31 Sam Farha
34 Doyle Brunson
Brunson
Lindgren
63 Erick Lindgren
2 Eli Elezra

2007 NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championships
1 Shannon Elizabeth
64 René Angélil
Elizabeth
Madsen
32 Steve Zolotow
33 Jeff Madsen
Elizabeth
Greenstein
16 Erick Lindgren
49 Vanessa Rousso
Rousso
Greenstein
17 Barry Greenstein
48 Carlos Mortensen
Elizabeth
Brenes
8 Erik Seidel
57 Humberto Brenes
Brenes
Laak
25 Marco Traniello
40 Phil Laak
Brenes
Seed
9 Patrik Antonius
56 Huck Seed
Seed
Reese
24 Paul Darden
41 Chip Reese
Elizabeth
Wasicka
4 Tuan Le
61 Antonio Esfandiari
Le
Cloutier
29 Cyndy Violette
36 T.J. Cloutier
Cloutier
Wasicka
13 Joe Hachem
52 Chris Moneymaker
Hachem
Wasicka
20 Paul Wasicka
45 Eli Elezra
Wasicka
Le
5 Gus Hansen
60 Shawn Sheikhan
Sheikhan
Forrest
28 Ted Forrest
37 Sam Farha
Forrest
Le
12 Annie Duke
53 Jeff Shulman
Duke
Le
21 Greg Raymer
44 Nam Le
Wasicka
Brown
3 John Michael
62 Allen Cunningham
Cunningham
Bloch
30 Jennifer Harman
35 Andy Bloch
Bloch
Matusow
19 Mike Matusow
46 Daniel Negreanu
Matusow
Mizrachi
14 Michael Mizrachi
51 John Juanda
Bloch
Smith
6 David Benyamine
59 Gavin Smith
Smith
Chan
27 Johnny Chan
38 J. C. Tran
Smith
Gordon
22 Jennifer Tilly
43 Jamie Gold
Gold
Gordon
54 Phil Gordon
11 Scotty Nguyen
Smith
Brown
7 Kristy Gazes
58 Clonie Gowen
Gazes
Mercier
26 Eric Larrivee
39 Isabelle Mercier
Gazes
Fischman
42 Don Cheadle
23 Phil Ivey
Cheadle
Fischman
55 Chris Ferguson
10 Scott Fischman
Gazes
Brown
15 Brad Booth
50 Howard Lederer
Booth
Williams
47 John D’Agostino
18 David Williams
Booth
Brown
31 Gabe Kaplan
34 Todd Brunson
Kaplan
Brown
63 Chad Brown
2 Yoshio Nakano

 

2006 NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championships
1 Ted Forrest
64 Erik Seidel
Forrest
Brown
32 Chad Brown
33 Phil Ivey
Forrest
Dureck
16 Ernie Dureck
49 Scotty Nguyen
Dureck
Phillips
17 Paul Phillips
48 Jennifer Tilly
Forrest
Farha
8 Sam Farha
57 René Angélil
Farha
Shulman
25 Barry Shulman
40 Antonio Esfandiari
Farha
Mizrachi
9 Michael Mizrachi
56 Mark Seif
Mizrachi
Lederer
24 Howard Lederer
41 Allen Cunningham
Forrest
Sheikhan
4 Shahram Sheikhan
61 Gus Hansen
Sheikhan
Brunson
29 Doyle Brunson
36 John Juanda
Sheikhan
Grey
13 David Grey
52 Lyle Berman
Grey
Mortensen
20 Carlos Mortensen
45 Johnny Chan
Sheikhan
Negreanu
5 Daniel Negreanu
60 Evelyn Ng
Negreanu
Raymer
28 Greg Raymer
37 Layne Flack
Negreanu
Cloutier
12 T. J. Cloutier
53 Jeff Shulman
Cloutier
Laak
21 Phil Laak
44 Gavin Smith
Forrest
Ferguson
3 Chris Ferguson
62 Freddy Deeb
Ferguson
Reese
30 Chip Reese
35 Phil Hellmuth
Ferguson
Arieh
19 Josh Arieh
46 David Williams
Arieh
Elezra
14 Eli Elezra
51 Mike Matusow
Ferguson
McManus
6 James McManus
59 Josh Lochner
McManus
Sexton
27 Mike Sexton
38 Annie Duke
McManus
Chesnoff
22 David Chesnoff
43 Bobby Baldwin
Chesnoff
Harrington
54 Dan Harrington
11 Todd Brunson
Ferguson
Seed
7 Huck Seed
58 David Oppenheim
Seed
Lindgren
26 Erick Lindgren
39 Steven Glassner
Seed
Fischman
42 Scott Fischman
23 James Woods
Fischman
Luong
55 Dee Luong
10 Men Nguyen
Seed
Greenstein
15 Barry Greenstein
50 Cyndy Violette
Greenstein
Le
47 Tuan Le
18 Chris Moneymaker
Greenstein
Vahedi
31 Amir Vahedi
34 Jerry Buss
Vahedi
Caro
63 Mike Caro
2 Tony G

2005 NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championships
1 Phil Hellmuth
64 Men Nguyen
Hellmuth
Phillips
32 Dewey Tomko
33 Paul Phillips
Hellmuth
Seed
16 Huck Seed
49 David Pham
Seed
Raymer
17 Greg Raymer
48 Kathy Liebert
Hellmuth
Berman
8 Carlos Mortensen
57 David Williams
Mortensen
Ng
25 Evelyn Ng
40 Bobby Baldwin
Mortensen
Berman
9 Freddy Deeb
56 Lyle Berman
Berman
Harman
24 Jennifer Harman
41 David Grey
Hellmuth
Esfandiari
4 Daniel Negreanu
61 Jerry Buss
Negreanu
Esfandiari
29 Antonio Esfandiari
36 Howard Lederer
Esfandiari
Forrest
13 Ted Forrest
52 John Cernuto
Forrest
Arieh
20 Josh Arieh
45 René Angélil
Esfandiari
Fischman
5 Johnny Chan
60 James Woods
Chan
Sklansky
28 Phil Ivey
37 David Sklansky
Sklansky
Fischman
12 Erik Seidel
53 Dennis Wager
Wager
Fischman
21 Annie Duke
44 Scott Fischman
Hellmuth
Ferguson
3 Scotty Nguyen
62 Mike Caro
Caro
Cloutier
30 T. J. Cloutier
35 Nick Frangos
Cloutier
Hennigan
19 John Hennigan
46 Layne Flack
Hennigan
Orenstein
14 Henry Orenstein
51 Chip Reese
Cloutier
Juanda
6 Doyle Brunson
59 Billy Baxter
Baxter
Greenstein
27 Barry Greenstein
38 Lee Salem
Greenstein
Juanda
22 Amir Vahedi
43 John Myung
Vahedi
Juanda
54 Chau Giang
11 John Juanda
Cloutier
Ferguson
7 Phil Gordon
58 Hasan Habib
Habib
Farha
26 Sam Farha
39 Prahlad Friedman
Habib
Sexton
42 Todd Brunson
23 Erick Lindgren
Lindgren
Sexton
55 Yoshio Nakano
10 Mike Sexton
Sexton
Ferguson
15 Chris Moneymaker
50 Eli Elezra
Moneymaker
Tran
47 Mimi Tran
18 Tom McEvoy
Tran
Ferguson
31 Gus Hansen
34 Curtis Bibb
Hansen
Ferguson
63 Cyndy Violette
2 Chris Ferguson