Tweet Relief: Who's Through, Who's Blue at NBC Heads-Up
The NBC Heads-Up Championship's one-year hiatus seems to have whipped the poker world into a frenzy because never before have the invites, or lack thereof, caused such a hullabaloo.
Snub-Gate, as no one except us is calling it, has been raging on in the Twittersphere all week but as the first round of matches played out last night in Las Vegas, the conversation has begun to turn to poker.
And as the clock ticks down on Day 2 we bring you up to date by compiling the most relevant NBC Heads-Up tweets.
From Tommy Vedes' slightly disturbing dream about defeating TV-legend ALF to Jean-Robert Bellande's predictable first-round loss, we've exhausted the hashtag searches and scoured the poker Twitter lists to bring you this compendium of NBC Heads-Up communication.
My 1st round match up in the NBC HU is the great asian player Tom Dwan— Erik Seidel (@Erik_Seidel) January 24, 2013
Boom won 1st round match :) big flip with ak v 77 for most of it then held aj v a5. Jungleman up next at 1.15 tomorrow, can't wait! #NBCHU— Chris Moorman (@Moorman1) January 25, 2013
Now sweating the Moneymaker/Summerville match since I play the winner.— David Doc Sands (@Doc_Sands) January 25, 2013
Victory in the first round vs the very talented and tough Yevgeny Timoshenko. On to the next one!! :)— Vanessa Rousso (@VanessaRousso) January 25, 2013
Won 1st HU match against Liv Boeree, playing Dan Smith tomorrow... Wish me luck, I'm gonna need it :) #NBCHU— Gaëlle Baumann (@_O_RLY) January 25, 2013
Played my ass of yesterday against @o_rly but couldn't win the flips at the end. good luck to her in round 2 though, she's an awesome lady.— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) January 25, 2013
Won 1st match aganist The Big Cheese. As expected, he played well. Get Tom Dwan tomorrow.— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) January 25, 2013
Whatever happened to "Syracuse" Chris Tsiprailidis? (And why was he snubbed for the #NBCHU?)— Shane Schleger (@ShaneSchleger) January 25, 2013
re: NBC HU field. If you took the best 64 it would be pretty boring. You can only have so many robots. Have to add some humans.— David Williams (@dwpoker) January 18, 2013
Speaking of NBC HU snubs. . . Ummmmm, @prahladfriedman?????— Matthew Keikoan (@MattKeikoan) January 25, 2013