2011 Retrospective – Part 2

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2011. December 23. |
In the second part of our end-of-the-year retrospective, we revise what happened in February, 2011.
February

In a special edition of the PokerStars SuperStar Showdown, Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom clashed with online qualifier Attila 'DodgyFish72' Gulcsik. The Swede pro won the session against the Hungarian, with a minor profit of $10. This can be considered a win for ‘DodgyFish’ since he got to keep the remaining $14,990 PokerStars had staked him for the challenge.

Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom
Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom

Want to read more on the SuperStar Showdown in February? Click here.

Sad news arrived early February, when Jack Ury, the oldest WSOP player ever, passed away. He registered to the WSOP first in 2007, at the age of 94 and he made it to Day 2. In 2008, he repeated the feature but he became a true legend in 2009, when his most memorable hand against Stephen Friedlander was included on the ESPN highlights of the Main Event and then gained mass popularity on YouTube. An extraordinary game, crowned with the coolest slowroll of poker history.



Ury participated in a WSOP for the last time at the age of 97.

Want to read more on Jack Ury? Click here.

Andrew ‘azntracker’ Li set up a new record at the end of February: in a mere 2 months, he reached the highest PokerStars VIP level, the SuperNova Elite. He needed to collect 1 million VPPs to achieve that and he managed to do so by 28 February.

Want to read more on Li’s record? Click here.

Gus Hansen continued his winning spree at the online high stakes tables; he was up around $3 million by the end of the month, playing PLO above all.

Want to read more on Gus’ wild run continuing? Click here.


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