The Worlds Heads Up Poker Championship is an annual poker tournament of one on one no limit texas hold'em matches in elimination format. The event has run since 2001 and is held in Europe. Entry is open to all but is limited to 128 entries. Its success led to America's creation of the National Heads-Up Poker Championship.
If you decide to enter and win your match you will advance to the next round otherwise, if you lose your match and you're out of the tournament. At the end of tournament play, the player who remains undefeated is named the World Heads Up Poker Champion. The 2009 five day World Heads Up Poker Championship took place from October 27th to October 31st at the Victoria Casino, London, England in the fall of 2009 and was broadcast live via the web from PokerInEuropeLive.com. It was also be made in to numerous television programs of one hour each, with distribution in television markets around the world.
The World Heads Up Poker Championship tournament consists of seven rounds of single elimination, heads up match play. Entry to the tournament is on a first-come, first-served basis. An entry is considered valid only upon receipt by the host casino of payment in full of the buy-in and entry fee, an official Registration Form, and a signed media waiver. The buy in for the Champsionship tournament is £3,000 plus £250 entry fee plus £50 food and beverage. All buy ins, deposits, and entry fees are nonrefundable. Each match continues until a winner is found.