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19 Biggest Poker News Stories of the Decade

17 December 2009, By: Charlie River

During this decade, poker was brought up from smoke-filled card rooms into everyone’s living room. Poker sites, and even traditional media, started covering the game. These are the 19 biggest news stories from the decade.

Poker Spot Unable to Pay out Winnings (2000)

World Championship of Online Poker Introduced (2002)

World Poker Tour Is Launched (2002)

Late Night Poker.

Chris Moneymaker wins WSOP Main Event (2003)

European Poker Tour Is Launched (2004)

Dan Harrington’s Back-to-Back Final Tables (2004)


PartyGaming Public on the London Stock Exchange (2005)

First Episode of High Stakes Poker Aired (2006)

Jamie Gold Wins Biggest First Prize in a Tournament (2006)

UIGEA Introduced (2006)

Absolute Poker Scandal (2007)

Poker Legend Chip Reese Dead at 56 (2007)

Hellmuth Takes the Lead in the Bracelet Race (2007)

Annette Obrestad – The Youngest WSOP Bracelet Holder (2007)


TheV0id Disqualified from WCOOP (2007)

Russ Hamilton Cheats at Ultimate Bet (2008)

UIGEA Challenged (2009)

PokerStars set World Record (2009)

Antonius Wins the Biggest Pot Ever Online (2009)

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  • Charlie River 21/12/2009 10:30am (11 years ago)

    ooooops. You're right Sebe. Of course. I changed it and promise that I'll never do such a mistake again. ty

  • Sebe5 18/12/2009 10:10pm (11 years ago)

    Isildur didn't win the largest pot ever, Patrick did!