Tweet Relief: All Hail Our Ante Overlords!

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Well. That was worth waiting for.

The much-anticipated, doubt-riddled deal between PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker was finally consumated today.

A mind-boggling $547 million+ will be returned to the poker economy, it looks like, and 15 months of hand-wringing anguish seems to have come to a close.

Plenty of details remain to be ironed out but on the surface it looks like perhaps the biggest day in poker history.

Think poker players are happy about it?

Put it this way: If Phil Galfond and Shane Schelger still lived in New York, a picture would probably materialize of them kissing in Times Square.

As it is, we'll have to settle for thousands of gleeful, superlative, well deserved tweets exhalting the glory of PokerStars.

Rest assured that tomorrow hardcore poker grunching will return in full.

For today, though, to the victors go the spoils.

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