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 Announces 2016 ESPN Television Schedule|
|2||Gus Hansen Returns To Online Poker Tables|
|3||Ignition Casino Offering Online Poker To US Players|
|4||PokerStars Rebrands Live Events Starting In 2017|
|5||Poker Strategy With Ed Miller: When Limping Is Good|
|6||Polish Poker Pro Pulls Off Scotty Nguyen Trick|
|7||Two More Charged In Arizona Low-Stakes Poker Game Bust|
|8||Malec Wins 2016 EPT Barcelona Main Event|
|9||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|10||A Poker Life: Matt Affleck|
|1||Police Raid Phoenix $2-$5 No-Limit Hold'em Game|
|2||WSOP Announces 2016 ESPN Television Schedule|
|3||Gus Hansen Returns To Online Poker Tables|
|4||Marcel Luske Accuses PokerStars Of Fraud|
|5||Trump Picks Poker-Playing Billionaire As Adviser|
|6||Brunson Says He Was Intended Victim Of Robbery|
|7||Mercier Appears On 'The Dan Le Batard Show'|
|8||Portland Asks Poker Rooms To Have Players Deal|
|9||Holz Wins 2016 EPT Barcelona €50k High Roller|
|10||Jason Koon Wins 2016 SHRPO Championship Event|