World Heads-Up Poker Championship

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The World Heads-Up Poker Championship (WHUPC) was an annual elimination-format poker tournament of heads-up no limit Texas hold'em matches. The tournament was co-created by Late Night Poker's Nic Szeremeta, PokerInEurope's Jon Shoreman, and gaming journalist Rich Geller.

The event has run from 2001 to 2010 and was held in Europe. Entry was open to all. Its success led to America's creation of the National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

From 2001 to 2003, the event was held at the Concord Card Casino, Vienna, Austria. From 2004 to 2008, the event was held at the Grand Casino, Barcelona, Spain. In 2009 and 2010, the event was held at the Victoria Casino, London, England. The event did not return in 2011 and its website has not been updated since 2010.

The event was filmed each year for TV broadcast around the world. In 2010 the event was broadcast live via the Internet for the first time at PokerInEuropeLive.com with commentary provided by Mike Carlson, Pete Singleton, and Neil Channing.

Results[edit]

Year Winner Prize Money Runner-Up Semi-Finalists Quarter-Finalists Final 16
2001 Bruno Fitoussi S 1,068,033 Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston
  • Vincent Oliver
  • Asher Derei
2002 Kirill Gerasimov 60,000 Roy Brindley
2003 John Cernuto €60,000 Anthony Chapman
2004 Angel Blanco Puras €100,000 Mark Banin
2005 Peter Gunnarson €100,000 Simon Nowab
2006 Isaac Mayolas de Vega €125,000 Paul Jackson
  • Robert Binelli
  • Frank Bluemlein
  • Nick Gibson
  • Markus Golser
  • Juan Carlos Mortensen
  • Ben Battle
  • Thierry Cazals
  • Thomas Fougeron
  • Jan Heitmann
  • Shannon Shorr
  • Santiago Holguin Romero
  • Santiago Terrazas
2007 Jeff Kimber €125,000 Dan Carter
  • Carlos Ilado Fabregas
  • Mikko Lehtonen
  • Dave Ulliott
  • Dan Simcelescu
  • Oscar Blanco Carrasco
  • Gilles Sanchez
  • Michael Keiner
  • Don Fagan
  • Peter Karall
  • Jose Salazar Navas
  • David Lacoste
  • Haykel Vidal
  • Harold Olsen
  • Laurens Houtman
2008 Mauro Stivoli €65,000 Jonas Danielsson
  • Nicolas Dervaux
  • Riccardo Bozicevich
  • Dan Carter
  • Juan Sastre Durin
  • Juan Maceiras
  • Haykel Cgertf Vidal
  • Lopez Gonzalez, Iago
  • Cayetano Garcia Ayala
  • Harold Olson
  • Erik Markus Friberg
  • James Atkin
  • Stefano Fiore
  • Pier paolo Fabretti
  • Dave Penly
2009 Bambos Xanthos £65,000 James Mitchell
  • Victor Ilyukhin
  • Laurence Houghton
  • Jan Teilhof
  • Robert Price
  • Paul Zimbler
  • Sorel Mizzi
  • Bryan Pellegrino
  • Steven Wilmot
  • Keith Hawkins
  • Albert Iversen
2010 Nik Persaud £30,000 Leon Louis
  • James Reid
  • Nick Wealthall
  • Basile Yaiche
  • Jonathan Prested
  • Tony Fayad
  • Guillaume Delagorce

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