Reflections of 2009

Top Ten of 2009

1. Annie Duke Celebrity Apprentice
2. WSOP lowers buy-in to $1000
3. Deeper stacks in tournaments
4. Mainstream acceptance of poker
5. Increased television coverage-ESPN
6. Mainstream endorsement deals for poker players
7. Women of poker on Amazing Race
8. Continued proliferation of non-smoking poker rooms
9. Mike Sexton to the Hall of Fame
10. Doyle Brunson

Worst of 2009

1. Cheating scandals
2. Economy
3. Outrageous behavior aimed at gaining television exposure
4. Entry fees are too high on tournaments
5. Rake in live games is going up
6. Player behavior
7. Sun Glasses and Headphones
8. Phil Helmuth
9. Russ Hamilton
10. $40,000 buy-in WSOP event

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