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Euro Poker Tweets Of The Week

O'Brien's Bracelet Battle, London High Stakes Poker Action, And WSOP Rants On Twitter This Week

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Dan O'BrienThis week’s Euro Tweets Of The Week hones in largely on players from all corners of the world who are taking part in the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe in Cannes. In the past few days Twitter has seen a mix of celebrations, commiserations, and aggravations.

First up, New Yorker Dan O’Brien was at it again in France. After finishing fourth in the fifth and final Partouche Poker Tour main event for a hefty payday of $429,736, O’Brien turned his sights on the World Series of Poker Europe and its €3,250 no-limit hold’em shootout.

After a truly hard fought battle and some extremely close calls, the poker pro and commentator had to settle for $85,609 and second place versus Giovanni Rosadoni.

Following much support from the poker world throughout various forms of social media, O’Brien took to Twitter and wrote:

The young American pro may have to wait a little longer for his first bracelet, but that wasn’t the case for Antonio Esfandiari. Fresh from his massive win in Vegas, “The Magician” took down his third bracelet in the WSOPE €1,100 no-limit hold’em event, adding €126,207 to his winnings.

He tweeted:

Tristan WadeFellow pro, Tristan Wade, who last year received €182,048 for besting 258 players in the €3,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em shootout, hit up Twitter to congratulate Esfandiari on his latest win but also make plenty of other conversation-provoking remarks.

He commented on how the One Drop “should not count towards POY, nor should it have been a bracelet event” and called the event a “capped/unrealistic CHARITY [sic] tournament, open to select few essentially.”

He said that awarding POY points and a bracelet for an event like One Drop isn’t fair and the bracelet was only associated with the event for the prestige factor.

He continued tweeting:

Another pro to make comments concerning the WSOPE was Padraig Parkinson. He tweeted:

Finally, while all eyes were on the Casino Barrière de Cannes Croisette and the Hôtel Majestic Barrière, John Juanda commented on some action taking place at Aspinalls London, which saw Paul Phua emerge victorious: