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Euro Poker Year Review – January 2010

Gimble’s Big Gamble, Sexton On Irish Poker, Mad Marty Bores Cascarino, and Shulman’s Second Big Score


Salvatore BonavenaPlayer of the Month: Harrison Gimble wins $2.2 million.

Quote of the Month: Mad Marty Wilson regaling players at a TV tournament — “I spoke about my grandma, the Guinness Book of Records, Lou Macari, and my sheepskin coat. Just as the door opened with the money coming in, I gave six players the punch line. And after one hour and thirty-five minutes, Tony Cascarino replied that he’d heard it before !”

Story of the Month: Cardplayer’s Barry Shulman takes third spot at PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

Hand of the Month: PCA final table, “Gimbel really took the upper edge in the match when he bluffed Reiman on a 6Heart Suit 5Diamond Suit 4Heart Suit 10Club Suit 7Heart Suit board with A-4 in the hole. He induced Reiman to fold 8Heart Suit 7Diamond Suit with a big river bet. Gimbel held 36 million after the hand, and he started to close the door."

Blog of the Month: Padraig Parkinson muses with Mike Sexton on the Irish poker scene.

Picture of the Month: Salvatore Bonavena as you can see (above).