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WSOPE 2012 Day 1A: Main Event Winners And Losers
Written by A. Mitchell | Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Day 1A of the WSOP Europe Main Event got underway yesterday at the Hotel Majestic Barriere in Cannes, France, with 215 players putting up the €10,450 buy-in fee to compete for the prestigious title which invariably produces a $1 million winner. By the end of... 

Bookmakers Refund Bets After Seattle-Green Bay Ref Fiasco
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, September 28th, 2012

Having been in place since June, the National Football League’s regular referees lockout came to a hasty resolution this week following the botched call by a replacement referee which handed the Seattle Seahawks a 14-12 victory over the Green Bay Packers. In... 

Phil Hellmuth Fumes As He Is Dumped From WSOPE Event
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, September 28th, 2012

Rarely a player to be gracious in defeat, Phil Hellmuth was fuly steaming in Cannes before ignobly being dumped out of the WSOPE €3,250 NLHE Shootout event in 12th place for €5,428 ($7,082). Looking to capture a 13th WSOP bracelet, the ‘Poker Brat’... 

Giovanni Rosadoni Wins 2nd WSOPE Event For France
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, September 28th, 2012

A few days ago we were commenting on how France hadn’t managed to win a single WSOPE bracelet despite the series running for six years, two of which have been hosted in Cannes. What a difference a week makes, though, as following Roger Hairabedian’s... 

WCOOP 2012 Final Results By The Numbers
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, September 27th, 2012

After 22 days of action the 2012 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) has wrapped up with an incredible $55,522,590 in prize money awarded over the 65 event tournament series. Canada receives the accolade of being the country with the best record... 

Poker Tweets Of The Week
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Here is a selection of some of the top tweets coming from the poker community this week: Jonathan Duhamel “Played all day with a massive hangover against Phil Ivey, got angleshoot by a retarded italian, and busted the great triple AAA #toughday.” Jason... 

France’s Hairabedian Becomes Country’s First WSOPE Winner
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Frenchman Roger Hairabedian has won WSOPE Event#3: €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha, after defeating a field of 96 players over three days to capture a prestigious gold bracelet, and collect the €142,590 ($183,272) first place prize. With his latest victory in Cannes,... 

Low Stakes Grinder Wins $1 Million On PokerStars
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Low stakes online grinder “maratik” from Russia has taken his poker career to a whole new level after taking down the 2012 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) $5,200 no-limit hold’em main event for a massive $1,000,907 after 25 hours of play. Normally... 

Jeff Gibralter Wins WSOPC Horseshoe Bossier City
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Jeff Gibralter has won the WSOPC Horseshoe Bossier City, after defeating a field of 405 players over three days on his way to collecting a gold ring, and the $133,648 first place prize. The 44 year-old Texas pro was a professional golfer before turning his attention... 

The Magician Captures 3rd WSOP Bracelet In Cannes
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

What a year 2012 is proving to be for Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari. Following his triumph in Las Vegas at the $1 million Big One for One Drop for $18,346,673, the 33 year old US pro has now added a third WSOP bracelet to his tally by taking down...