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||WSOP Drops $10M Guarantee For Main Event|
|2||Brunson Wins $5 Million From Andy Beal|
|3||VIDEO: Hansen Says His Tilt Is Worst In World|
|4||SWAT Team Raids Virginia Home Poker Game|
|5||Don’t Bet On Sponsorship Until U.S. I-Poker Rebounds|
|6||Smith Recalls $100K Bluff On Pacquiao|
|7||Poker Strategy: Tips For Lower Buy-In Events|
|8||Poker Strategy: Cash Game Conciousness|
|9||The Rules Guy Tackles Sunglasses and Softplay|
|10||Judge Awards Sands $2M In Lawsuit|
|1||WSOP Bracelet Winner Jailed For Web Poker Cheating|
|2||WSOP Drops $10M Guarantee For Main Event|
|3||Brunson Wins $5 Million From Andy Beal|
|4||Five Situations Where You Fold Too Much|
|5||New Mexico Man Told $500k Lotto Ticket Is Misprint|
|6||Holder May Have Just Helped Poker Players|
|7||VIDEO: Hansen Says His Tilt Is Worst In World|
|8||How I Won Big Playing NBA DFS Contests|
|9||SWAT Team Raids Virginia Home Poker Game|
|10||Don’t Bet On Sponsorship Until U.S. I-Poker Rebounds|