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WSOP Tweet Relief: Real Ivey Trendsetter
Phil Ivey seemed to be the only thing people were talking about in the Rio today.
Now, thanks to Tony Dunst, the chatter has moved to Twitter, under #RealIveyTweets.
At around 2pm, the man with 8 bracelets came to the feature stage at the Amazon Room to try and get his 9th bracelet.
The room was crowded and desperate to catch a glimpse of Ivey. While there were dozens of people trying to see Ivey in person, there were thousands more following his every move online.
Just starting! Shout out to all the fans! I hear you. #WSOP --PI.— Phil Ivey (@philivey) June 20, 2012
While this Tweet came from Ivey's official account, people noticed that it really didn't sound like him. In fact, none of Ivey's Tweets seemed to sound like the him. Tony Dunst took notice and gave the people Tweeting for Ivey a suggestion:
The @philivey twitter feed would be more credible if it weren't about 1000 times more chipper than the real life Ivey.— Tony Dunst (@Bond_18) June 20, 2012
Dunst then decided to take things into his own hands and unleashed this unto the Twitterverse:
And #RealIveyTweets was born. It's been about three hours since the hashtag started and there have been hundreds of Tweets. Players and fans everywhere are taking a shot at humor in the form of an Ivey Tweet. We've gone through the painstaking effort of weeding out some of the better ones just for you:
can I just late reg when the FT starts? #realiveytweets— Kris Homerding (@krhpoker3) June 20, 2012
I've played like 9 events and made 5 final tables. Sometimes you just run bad I guess. #RealIveyTweets— Jason Williams (@JasonW924) June 21, 2012
Why does everyone else stick around 2 watch the floor bag up their chips instead of fist pounding them and leaving like I do?#realiveytweets— Pat Cruse (@thakilla) June 21, 2012
"..." #realiveytweets— Aaron Jones (@aejonesleggo) June 21, 2012
If the Rio would just put a craps table next to the ESPN stage, they'd get more of my action.#RealIveyTweets— Haley_Hintze (@Haley_Hintze) June 21, 2012
"The only time I've been bluffed was by Full Tilt Poker." #RealIveyTweets— Ryan Laplante (@Protentialmn) June 20, 2012
got some change left over after craps, may as well reg to this One Drop thing #RealIveytweets— Richard Hunt (@Drarr) June 20, 2012
Is the One Drop a rebuy tournament? #realiveytweets— Paul Sugg (@PBS__3) June 20, 2012
Why do they give chips to all the players? Getting annoying to collect them again and again... #Realiveytweets— Ken King (@Kking_nf) June 21, 2012
I raise, He folds. #RealIveyTweets— BluffCam (@BluffCam) June 21, 2012
sometimes when i'm bored i just play with one card #realiveytweets— Lloyd Ffrench (@Lloyd_Ffrench) June 21, 2012
I went to buy-in for a tournament and they paid out first place cash to me instead #RealIveyTweets— Wesley Wong (@weswong8) June 20, 2012
A guy tried to mug me last night... I just stared at him and he folded. #RealIveyTweets— Michael Palmrose (@AKAReject) June 20, 2012
What's a tweet? Can I bet on it? #RealIveyTweets— don evans (@donnyjr8) June 20, 2012
Just busted from the FT. Bullshit. At another FT. #RealIveyTweets— Marc Karam (@MarcKaram) June 20, 2012