Poker Coverage: Poker Legislation Poker Business Poker Tournaments

CPPT II - Westside Poker Championship

$340 No-Limit Hold'em $100K Guarantee

Follow-the-action

Break

Players are taking their first ten-minute break of the day.


The Longest Year

by Matt Matros |  Published: Jan 25, 2012

Print-icon
 

2011 was the most trying year we’ve had in the modern era of poker. There’s no getting around it. The past twelve months saw the major online cardrooms closed off to Americans, and that unfortunate fact will forever mark this period in our game’s history. As of this writing, Full Tilt Poker customers have still not been paid their account balances, to which they lost access on Black Friday. Many American pros have scrambled to uproot their lives and play online poker overseas. Others, like myself, are simply waiting it out in the States, playing what brick-and-mortar poker we can until the online version returns. In short, it’s been a long year. But in a way, the tumultuous events of 2011 perfectly illustrate the point of this year-end column I’ve been doing since 2005. Poker is a trying game, and psychologically we are wired to feel losses more acutely than ...


You Are Previewing Digital Subscription Content

To continue reading:

Gold-signup-btn

Already a subscriber?

Big-signup-btn

Teaser-subscrip-info