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WSOP Tweet Relief: Bracelets Don't Lie
Wow. What a night for poker last night in Las Vegas.
Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth simultaneously heads-up for bracelets. A long-awaited buzz taking over the Rio as big rails gathered and scrambled to see the action.
Hellmuth finally closing in an event to win his record 12th bracelet. Ivey falling short against the unorthodox play of Andy Frankenberger, who won his second bracelet in two years.
In short, it was both a fanboy dream and nightmare all in one.
As you might expect the Twitter world has since blown up with kudos and vitriol streaming in on all sides - and no shortage of hate directed at Frankenberger. Who, we should mention, is also now the runaway leader in the WSOP Player of the Year race.
Sour grapes? Fair dues?
Either way, to paraphrase Rasheed Wallace, there's one truth both can point to - bracelets don't lie:
I Won my 12th WSOP Bracelet in the Razz (Seven Card Stud Low): finally!Feels amazing, but hoping for more...My son handed me the bracelet!— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) June 11, 2012
Congrats to @phil_hellmuth for making history with #12.Something about WSOP makes him step up + continue to amaze— Erik Seidel (@Erik_Seidel) June 11, 2012
Massive congrats to my buddy and one of the most underrated players in the game @amfrankenberger— Dominik Nitsche (@DominikNitsche) June 11, 2012
The only guy who really doesn't know how to play poker to make the final table in the 10k PLH of course goes on to beat Ivey HU and win it— eric froehlich (@efropoker) June 11, 2012
Franklinburger winning was pretty tilting as a poker player/fan...watching the cards Hellmuth catches in Razz is not too different...— eric froehlich (@efropoker) June 11, 2012
Hats off to Phil Hellmuth for Bracelet No. 12. The key to his razz success: He thought he was playing stud.— Norman Chad (@NormanChad) June 11, 2012
Uh oh Phill helmuth just won his twelve bracelet. Need to buy some earplugs to watch #wsop this year— Yin Zhou (@yinthatsme) June 11, 2012
Congrats to Phil Hellmuth on No. 12. Can't stand him but I guess some brilliance comes as a result of madness. #wsop— Oh, Matt G! (@OhMattG) June 11, 2012
Fucking Frankenberger— jacob bazeley (@bazeman11) June 11, 2012
Its stunning how andy frankenberger has 2 WSOP bracelets, one of the weakest players I've seen play for sure #luckbox— Adam Johnson (@adamjjohnsonn) June 11, 2012
Hellmuth and Frankenberger wins bracelets, Ivey 2d... Something is just wrong with the world.— Daniel Bedo (@Bodeye2) June 11, 2012
How does Frankenburger get continually deep in these massive live events - such a fish.— Daniel Moosah (@DanMoosah) June 11, 2012