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||Online Poker: Phil 'Polarizing' Ivey Loses $600,000|
|2||CEO Wins $1M At Blackjack, Drops $300K On Dinner|
|3||High-Stakes British Poker Pro Crashes Ferrari F458|
|4||Riviera Casino Bought, To Be Torn Down|
|5||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|6||Man Wins $1.5 Million On NJ Online Gaming Site|
|7||Poker Strategy: Tough River Situation|
|8||CPPT Wynn Begins Wednesday|
|9||Win Seat To Beach Poker Classic Via CarbonPoker|
|10||Revel Casino Deal Salvaged, Sold For $82 Million|
|1||Poker Player Arrested At Final Table, Finishes 3rd|
|2||PokerStars Sues Erick Lindgren For $2.5 Million|
|3||SWAT Team Raids Virginia Home Poker Game|
|4||World Series Of Poker Unveils 2015 Schedule|
|5||High-Stakes Poker Player Strikes Deal In Bomb Case|
|6||Ivey Wins Third Aussie Millions $250,000 High Roller|
|7||Nevada Adds 33rd Person To 'Black Book'|
|8||Poker Legend Doyle Brunson To Undergo Cancer Surgery|
|9||Horseshoe Cincinnati Cancels WSOP Circuit Stop|
|10||Brad Pitt Loses $25K To Chauffeur In Poker Game|