WSOP Tweet Relief: Cheap Shots From the Cheap Seats

Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver among the heavy critics.

Well. That WSOP Main Event final table got ugly pretty fast.

Not the play, necessarily - although that had its head-scratching moments at times.

Where things really took a turn for the worst last night was on Twitter where the haters came out in full - and nasty - force.

From the flow of play to the commentary to the graphics to the players themselves, the vicious attacks were relentless from some of poker's Internet heros. So mean-spirited, in fact, in today's aftermath backtracking and deleting tweets weren't out of the question.

Among the things to take the most heat? ESPN's pie charts, Sylvain Loosli's "angle shots," Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari in the booth and, sadly, the surprisingly unsure play of JC Tran.

British pro Sam Razavi was among the few who took a few shots back. Congratulations, poker tweeters, on a masterful display of indignance and entitlement!

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