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From July to November

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Sep 01, 2010


The World Series of Poker has been and gone for another year and by most measures can be deemed a success. Gone were the excesses (forced entry through a poker exhibition) and the errors (players shut out of the main event) of years past. Replacing them were a welcome sense of space and organisation and an equally welcome sense of achievement when the final numbers were totted up showing both the main event and overall player participation were up on last year. We’re still in the throes of a global recession and to achieve this is no mean feat. The organisers should be commended as lessons have clearly been learned and a leaner, meaner, fighting fit poker festival was the result. Europe had a particularly fruitful year with 11 bracelet winners hailing from the UK (5), Hungary (2), France (1), Russia (1), Norway (1), and Holland (1). And we still ...

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