Top 5 Surprises in Poker in 2010 So Far

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WickedChopsPoker.com has posted its five biggest surprises in poker so far this year.

Included is the number of women who have won major tournaments in 2010, Absolute Poker representative Liv Boree (pictured) being one.  WCP calls 2010 “The Year of the Woman”.  Sure there have been some notable females who play poker, but no woman has ever made it to the final table of the World Series of Poker main event.

Oh there was Annette Obrestad who won the first ever World Series of Poker Europe.

She stirred up controversy a few months back after stating in a television interview that “girls suck at playing poker”.  Coupled with some insults thrown at legendary poker player Doyle Brunson, the Obrestad story became one of the biggest at Gambling911.com in 2010. 

They only “suck” during the WSOP main event it seems.

WCP also names the UIGEA (un)enforcement that was to take place June 1 among its biggest poker stories.

“UnUIGEA. June 1 came and went with a whimper. Not that we went to be in the business of taunting the Fed and the UIGEA, or that we were expecting arrests all over the place, but we’d figure there’d be at least a little fall-out after June 1. But so far, not a thing.”

The single most important story in poker this year (and Gambling911.com agrees), H.R. 2267 markup, which looks to legalize online poker. 

“Bitches. All signs after June 1 pointed to a slow-down, grinded out stall of Barney Frank‘s H.R. 2267. Then, out of nowhere, it was marked up, passed, and people-who-know-things believe we could have a regulated poker bill pushed through by the end of the year.”

The reemergence of the Mizrachi brothers, the decent increase in players at this year’s WSOP main event despite a poor economy and some competition from the North American Poker Tour rounded out the top 5.

Ace King, Gambling911.com  

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