2012 Retrospective – Part 3

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2012. December 28.
In the third part of our annual retrospective, we take a look at the highlights of May and June, 2012. We had some sad news, the SCOOP and also the WSOP launched.
2012 Retrospective

May

The poker community learned tragic news early May: at the age of 83, legendary poker player Thomas Austin Preston Jr., or Amarillo Slim passed away. In 1972, he won the WSOP $10,000 No Limit Hold’em World Championship and got a total of four WSOP bracelets during his career.

Amarillo Slim

Read more on Slim and the tragic news here


The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker launched with a double victory from Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom in events #2-M $215 NLHE and #3-H $530+R NLHE 6-max.

Read more on Blom’s excellent performance here


Isildur1’s success was then followed by Shaun Deeb’s, who took down no less than four SCOOP events. The US pro first won the #10-H $2,100 Stud for $41,600, then the #19-H $2,100 Triple Stud for $44,200, continuing on to winning the #26-H $2,100 Stud Hi-Lo for $40,330 and, finally, the #38-H $2,100 HORSE for $46,325.

Read more on Shaun Deeb’s triple crown here

Read more on his HORSE victory here


Marvin Rettenmaier won the WPT World Championship Main Event. He started the final table of the $25,000 tournament with a major edge and went on to turn that into a victory.

Read more on Rettenamier’s victory here


June

The 43rd annual World Series of Poker kicked off in May but one of the most significant highlights of it was undoubtedly Event #18, which brought about the 12th bracelet for Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth started the final table 2nd in chips but gained a major edge by the heads-up of the $2,500 Seven Card Razz event.



Read more on Hellmuth’s 12th bracelet here


Michael Mizrachi took down the prestigious $50,000 Players Championship for $1,451,527, besting at the final table the likes of Andy Bloch, Luke Schwartz and Bill Chen.

Read more on Mizrachi’s victory here


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