PokerStars 1-1-12 weekend review

ps_news_thn.jpgWell, here it is. The year 2012. New chances. New resolve. New opportunities for all of those end-of-the-world predictions to finally come true. It's a glorious and historic time, to be sure.

When historians of 2112 tell the tale of 2012, some of them will start much like this:

And, yea, verily, on the first day of 2012, those with aching heads from New Year's Eve celebrations comforted themselves in the warm glow of the PokerStars software. Thousands of them sat down for a chance to win brand new money in a brand new year. And when those people playing the fabled Sunday Million (known today in 2112 as the Sunday Billion) reached the final table, they chopped that pot seven ways, my friends. Among those people was former President Shane Schleger, who from his outpost in Mexico won $87,000. He used that money to mount his first political campaign.

Or, it will sound something like that. For the more specific details, see this report: Ifold2ndnuts wins, shaniac seventh in seven-way chopped Sunday Million.

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Schleger pondering his platform

Meanwhile, the Sunday Warm-Up offered the perfect ease-in to the year, one worth nearly $100,000 to the winner. You'll find that tale right here: jenbizzle sizzles a $97K victory to start 2012.

Here's a rundown of how the first day of 2012 looked on paper, aka, the 1-1-12 PokerStars Sunday majors results.

Happy New Year to all. And remember, "Vote Schleger in 2016."

Brad Willis
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