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The Top 10 Stories Of The 2012 World Series of Poker

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Aug 08, 2012


The World Series of Poker main event is now on hold until October, but in the meantime, let’s take a look back at one of the most exciting summers in poker history. There were 60 preliminary events that took place at the Rio, with 67,639 entrants generating prize pools that totaled $157,413,679. There were 64 countries that had at least one person make the money in an event. Leading the way was the United States, with over 5,200 cashes. Canada came in second, followed by the United Kingdom, France and Russia. Russian pro Konstantin Puchkov led the way with 11 cashes, breaking the old record of 10 held by fellow countryman Nikolay Evdakov, who passed away earlier this year. Notables Zachary Clark, Terrence Chan and Joe Tehan all finished with nine cashes in a tie for second place. Here are the top ten major headlines for the 2012 WSOP. 10. ...

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