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Euro Poker Tweets Of The Week

Poker's First Ever $1 Million Buy-In Event Takes Over Twitter


Sam TrickettThis Euro Poker Tweets Of The Week looks at the end of one week and the start of another as World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop fever takes hold of the poker community.

As 48 players, including some of the game’s finest plus a sprinkling of ambitious businessmen, got ready to play for the biggest top prize in poker history — $18 million, many took to Twitter to express their excitement. Sam Trickett wrote, “Literally back flipped out of bed this morning! Can’t wait to start playing now.Feeling good, lets go make history……! While Phil Galfond said, “I feel exactly the same way I used to feel before high school football games.” Ben Lamb simply tweeted, “48 left in the Sunday million”

Some people had different opinions on the event. For instance, Mike Matusow, known not to hold back, hit Twitter saying, “ladies event dont count as open event senors event not open bracelet event but 48 person capped charity event open bracelet event #hmm [sic]” And Christian Harder said, “Such a joke they might lock people out of one drop. So much for it being a charity tourney."

The event is now heading into its second day after an action-packed first day of play. Eleven players hit the rail throughout the day including Bertrand Grospellier who tweeted, “Haven’t been that tilted for a while, good to see I have many weaknesses to work on still, lol… Good luck to everyone left !” Erik Seidel, who had earlier commented on his table draw saying, “Super awful table draw for One Drop […] Guess a more appropriate name is Drop One Big One” later left the event and thanked everyone for their support adding, “Hate to be on the sidelines for this one”.

Speaking of table draws, Matusow also made a comment about Trickett’s, tweeting, “if you dont think table draw is everything then your not watching the wsop live stream you got to love sam tricketts chances here #wow” and also added, “Happy 26th birthday Sam Trickett your present a sick easy table draw #goodluck”

A very casually dressed Trickett, who defended his outfit choice by saying, “at least I’m comfy” celebrated his birthday while at the table and tweeted asking for some birthday run good after adding 600,000 to the 3 million starting stack. After this, the now 26-year-old said he had won lots of small pots and then a big one to bring him up to 5.3 million for the likely chip lead at that stage. He asked once again for some more birthday run good and ended the day, saying, “Finished with 6.7m.go back at 25/50k,37 players remain.start back at 12pm and play down to a final table ……. #allinforONEDROP” and “its the1st time i have been sober on my Bday in a long time.But still had a great day…. #partytimeafterpoker”

Ben Lamb did not seem to experience an easy table draw for his first day of play. He took to Twitter at end of play to say, “5,777,000 to end the day. Had the likely toughest table ever assembled in a live tourney so super happy w/ my play. #leggggooo”

The event is sure to get more and more interesting as the final table nears. So far there has been plenty of drama including mucked quads which caused quite some consternation and debate among poker fans, players, and commentators. Phil Galfond tweeted, “Just saw the craziest hand I’ve ever seen. Guy folded 88 face up on Js87s8sKs.”

Today sees 37 players whittled down to nine on the road to a brand new champion of the first event of its kind. As it stands Brian Rast is the chip leader with just over 10.7 million, but hot on his heels is Phil Hellmuth with 8,395,000.