Evolution, Scandal and History
It seems like just a few weeks ago that I was writing a recap of 2007 from a poker perspective. It's been an amazing, tumultuous and eventful 366 days since, with major shifts in the way we see poker on television, a series of historic individual achievements and a year in which we saw the television pro return to prominence in the winner's circle.Before we move on to 2009, its time to take stock of what's gone on over the past 12 months. Here's a look at the stories for which we'll all remember 2008: The November Nine From an organized poker standpoint, there's no question about the biggest story of the year. It was less than a month before the start of the World Series of Poker that plans to break from tradition were announced to the world. The final table of the WSOP would be delayed by almost four months in order to heighten viewer interest and familiarity with the players.
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