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||Phil Ivey's 'Ivey Poker' Closes Virtual Doors|
|2||Man: Assaulted When Booted From Casino|
|3||Phil Ivey Approved For Medical Marijuana In Vegas|
|4||Macau's Minimum Bet Dwarfs Vegas' Figure|
|5||Riess Apparently Put His Money In Stocks|
|6||Poker Strategy: The Trouble With War|
|7||A Poker Life: Joe Kuether|
|8||The Poker Lottery|
|9||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|10||Lawyers For Poker Player Claim Illegal Search|
|1||Judge: Poker Pro Phil Ivey Cheated At London Casino|
|2||WATCH: Man Cracks Opponent's Aces, Rubs It In|
|3||Phil Ivey's Rough Week Continues|
|4||Doug Polk Calls Out Daniel Negreanu|
|5||Iowa Police Steal $100K From Poker Players|
|6||Phil Ivey's 'Ivey Poker' Closes Virtual Doors|
|7||Poker Pro Matt Smith Wins DraftKings Millionaire Maker|
|8||Phelps Was Gambling Right Before DUI|
|9||Gambler On Tilt Makes Comment About Ebola|
|10||Hansen, Blom No Longer With Full Tilt Poker|