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Photo gallery of the NBC Heads-Up Draw Party at Caesars Palace

5 March 2010

By Gary Trask

LAS VEGAS -- Caesars Palace in Las Vegas turned into a who's who of the poker world on Thursday night as a host of big names turned out for the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship's annual Draw Party at PURE nightclub.

The Casino City cameras were there to catch all of the action so please join us for a stroll down the red carpet.

(All photos by Gary Trask)


Daniel Negreanu is slightly annoyed by the line of questioning along the red carpet.


Joe Cada and Kara Scott get ready to make the walk down the red carpet.


Don Cheadle took some time away from his acting duties to make his fourth appearance at the NBC Heads-Up event.


2004 WSOP Main Event champ Greg Raymer strikes a pose on the red carpet.


Jennifer Tilly and Phil Laak made the most of their stroll down the red carpet.


Cy Young Award winner and World Series hero Orel Hershiser is continuing his foray into poker by making his third start in the NBC Heads-Up event.


Reigning WSOP Main Event champ Joe Cada.


TV hostess Kara Scott got the gallery's full attention as she walked the red carpet.


"ElkY" has become one of the more feared players on the professional poker circuit.


The always classy Texas Dolly.


WSOP Main Event champs Johnny Chan and Phil Hellmuth share a laugh.


The NBC Heads-Up announcing team of Craig Hummer, Leeann Tweeden and Ali Nejad.


2008 WSOP Player of the Year Erick Lindgren talks about making prop bets for the Heads-Up event.


2006 Main Event champ Jamie Gold.


Vanessa Rousso discusses whether or not she can make another deep Heads-Up run.


As usual, Gavin Smith was the life of the party during his stroll down the red carpet.


David Williams was sporting a new look at the NBC Heads-Up event.


Erik Seidel walked the red carpet well aware of his 0-for-5 record in the Heads-Up event.


Patrik Antonius took his fair share of ribbing from his fellow poker pros for his white blazer Thursday night.


Italian poker star Dario Minieri.


2008 WSOP Player of the Year Erick Lindgren talks about making prop bets for the Heads-Up event.


Annette Obrestad is 21 years old now, which means she can come to Las Vegas and start playing in all the big tournaments.


Barry Greenstein was all business on the eve of the NBC Heads-Up event.


The Prince of Poker -- Scotty Nguyen -- and his princess wife Julie are all smiles.


With his signature St. Louis Cardinals hat atop his head, Dennis Phillips makes his way down the red carpet.


NBC Heads-Up announcer Ali Nejad certainly wasn't out of line when he asked Huck Seed Thursday night if he was wearing "that shirt because it was laundry day at the Seed house."


Leeanne Tweeden fends off an overzealous Gus Hansen.


Two-time 2009 WSOP bracelet winner Greg Mueller.


Mike "The Mouth" mugs for the cameras.


Jerry Yang proudly displays his 2007 WSOP Main Event bracelet.


Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin is a recent addition to the UB team.

Gary Trask
Gary is an expert on all things gambling. The Boston native has worked as a writer and editor for more than 15 years, including a few at Casino City and was a member of the Poker Hall of Fame's Media Committee.

No Limit Hold'em tournaments are a favorite of Gary's, but he also enjoys a night of dealer's choice with a variety of games like Seven-Card No Peek, Guts or Five-Card Draw with a qualifier. In addition to playing cards, another of Gary's interests is golf, a game that allows his two favorite hobbies to collide quite naturally.

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