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You’ve Got To Have A Gaga Or Two

by Jennifer Mason |  Published: Dec 01, 2010


This year’s World Series of Poker Europe was short and sweet: five events, millions of pounds in prize pools, and tables stacked with representatives of the global poker elite both live and online. Line-ups including household names like Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, and Phil Ivey alongside online sensations Viktor “I’m not Isildur1” Blom, Annette “Annette_15” Obrestad, and Tom “durrrr” Dwan provided enough action to satisfy the legion of fans and reporters. They also provided enough “I’ve seen that guy on TV” moments to keep the spectators who’d wandered in to the busy central London Empire Casino happy all the way through to James Bord’s victory in the main event, which rounded off the Series with a near riot. Speaking of entertaining the public, another Phil Hellmuth late entrance attracted a crowd in the square outside like Lady Gaga themed-flypaper. A full marching band accompanied the “Poker ...

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