The Poker Year In Review - September 2012
Antonio Esfandiari Does It Again, Partouche Poker Tour Makes PR Boo Boo, And Russian Player Freerolls His Way To $1 Million
Full Tilt Poker begins re-hiring staff.
Olivier Busquet wins the World Championship of Online Poker Heads Up High Roller for $224,000.
The Partouche Poker Tour made one of the biggest PR bungles ever seen in poker when it refused to accept it had guaranteed a tournament for €5 million – in the face of all the evidence – only to back pedal and ‘reinstate’ the guarantee which left a sour taste in may people’s mouths.
Soon after Ole Schimion won the main event for €736,000.
The U.S. government released details of where the Full Tilt Poker money went, laying bare the extent of the $443 million fraud.
Matthew Salsberg wins World Poker Tour Grand Prix De Paris for $515,000.
In one of the more bizarre pieces of business the online poker world has ever seen International Game Technology kills the Entraction network which it bought for $115 million 18 months previously.
One of the feelgood stories of the year saw a Russian low-stakes player turn $0 into $1 million when he won the World Championship of Online Poker main event.
|1||Martin Jacobson Talks About His Main Event Win|
|2||Man Robs Bank To Continue Gambling Session|
|3||Web Poker: Phil Ivey Wins $690K In A Week|
|4||Crime Film 'Poker Night' To Hit Theaters Dec. 5|
|5||Golfer Accuses Lawyer Of $3M Theft For Gambling Debts|
|6||Bellagio Heist Suspect Declared Unfit For Trial|
|7||DNA Links Military Official To Poker Chips|
|8||Police Bust Underground Poker Game In Minneapolis|
|9||Poker Strategy: Stuffing It In|
|10||Poker Strategy: Multi-Level Thinking|
|1||WSOP Runner-Up Hit With Huge Tax Bill|
|2||Riess Apparently Put His Money In Stocks|
|3||Phil Ivey Approved For Medical Marijuana In Vegas|
|4||WSOP: Van Hoof Leads Final Three Players|
|5||WSOP: Mark Newhouse Eliminated In Ninth Place|
|6||Poker Pro Phil Ivey Swinging Hard Online|
|7||Online Poker: Check Out This Interesting Ivey Hand|
|8||WSOP: Billy Pappas Eliminated In Fifth Place|
|9||Jacobson Wins WSOP Main Event and $10 Million|
|10||Archie Karas Receives Probation For Marking Cards|