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||Hellmuth Gets Crushed In Poker Cash Games|
|2||Largest WSOP Ever Just One Week Away|
|3||Online Poker: Jason Mercier Drops Six Figures|
|4||Super High Roller Bowl: Matt Berkey Leads Final 16|
|5||New Wynn Poker Room At Encore Now Open|
|6||A Poker Life: Daniel Idema|
|7||Online Poker Ban Defeated Again On Capitol Hill|
|8||Five Things Poker Players Can Learn From Blackjack|
|9||Kuznetsov Leads Super High Roller Bowl After Day 1|
|10||Win Big This Summer With Venetian DSEIII|
|1||Lederer Apologizes For His Role In Full Tilt Fiasco|
|2||Hellmuth Gets Crushed In Poker Cash Games|
|3||Full Tilt's Poker Platform To Be Retired May 17|
|4||Legendary Gambler Indicted For Insider Trading|
|5||Gilbert Arenas Bets $500,000 On Cavs Title|
|6||Largest WSOP Ever Just One Week Away|
|7||JP McManus Wins $17 Million In Backgammon Session|
|8||Online Poker: Jason Mercier Drops Six Figures|
|9||Super High Roller Bowl: Matt Berkey Leads Final 16|
|10||Oldest California Card Room Loses License|