This week on my Final Table poker radio show, Dennis Phillips and I reviewed the Year In Poker, including our adventures in cash games and tournaments in St. Louis, across the USA, around the world, and on TV.
We also recapped the poker stories that got our attention this year, from Tom Dwan’s multi-million-dollar WSOP bracelet bet to Phil Laak’s endurance record to Michael Mizrachi’s amazing bookend tournaments this summer. We looked back at the death of legislation to license and regulate online poker, the states that embraced poker (Florida and Pennsylvania), and the ones that fought it (Washington and Kentucky). On the tournament front, we covered the first-ever WSOP Circuit Event at Harrah’s St. Louis, the debut of the NAPT, the re-boot of the WSOP Circuit and the WPT, and a breakout year by poker pros Vanessa Selbst and Jose “Nacho” Barbero.
Finally, we made predictions for what to expect in poker next year, including our over/under on the number of players in the 2011 WSOP Main Event.
Before we turn the calendar page, we offer big thanks to you, our listeners, for helping us get to this milestone 100th show. There’s more to come!