2012 Retrospective – Part 5

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2013. December 31.
In the fifth part of our annual retrospective, we take a look at the highlights of September and October, 2012. We had a PPT scandal, WCOOP and the WSOP Main Event was concluded.
2012 Retrospective

September

While the Partouche Poker Tour (PPT) Grand Final in Cannes was under way, a scandal erupted about the guaranteed prize pool of the event. Organisers published the official prizes and despite the fact players could compete for some handsome cash, the total prize pool did not reach the originally advertised €5 million guaranteed. Players gave voice to their outrage but the Partouche Group said they had never offered a guaranteed prize pool. Evidence soon surfaced and, eventually, Patrick Partouche made up the difference but also announced the end of the Partouche Poker Tour.

Patrick Partouche

Read more on the PPT scandal here


Ole Schemion won the last PPT Grand Final. The German player took home €1,172,850.

Read more on Schemion’s victory here


The iPoker network split its player pool into two tiers, based on the performance of the rooms.

Read more on the iPoker split here


A low stakes SNG player won the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Main Event. Online qualifier 'Maratik’ took home $1,000,907.

Read more on the WCOOP Main Event finale here


October

Phil Hellmuth won his 13th world championship bracelet in the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, in addition to €1,022,376.

Phil Hellmuth

Read more on Hellmuth’s WSOPE Main Event victory here


The leadership of the Crockfords Casino decided not to pay out Phil Ivey’s £7.3 million baccarat winnings, on suspicion of collision.

Read more on the surprising decision here


Tom ’durrrr’ Dwan and Viktor ’Isildur1’ Blom signed up as team pro members of the re-launching Full Tilt Poker.

Read more on the new FTP pros here


Greg Merson emerged as champion of the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event. Merson took home a whopping $8,531,853, as well as the single most coveted bracelet of the poker world.

Greg Merson

Read more on Merson’s WSOP victory here

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