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WSOP Tweet Relief: Ivey On My Left? Perfect
So, just how important is table draw in a tournament at the World Series of Poker?
Depends on who you ask, really.
For some, like, say, Phil Ivey or Patrik Antonius, it's pretty much a non-entity.
They're in the best position at the best table everytime they play, because they're the best players in the room.
For others, though, it could mean the difference between building a big stack on Day 1 or being mentally exhausted by the first break.
Based on the number of table-arrival tweet suss outs and plaintive requests for Day 3 seating charts, though, it's clearly a factor. And important enough to either rattle or rejuvenate even the better pros.
Today's tweet relief is a mix of perspectives on table draws, from the jaw-dropping lineups in the 50k Players Championship to the most half-cocked theory in the history of poker, courtesy of Daniel Negreanu.
Only one explanation for my table draw in the 50k today.#justbadluckNeedles will have to be super sharp today.— Matt Glantz (@MattGlantz) June 25, 2012
Seat 2 table draw has Phil Ivey on my immediate left and I'm actually happy about it. Playing with him or Juanda at my table makes me better— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) June 25, 2012
Toughest table ever IMO RT @MattGlantz: 50k Table today. Ivey, Negreanu, Rast, me, Gus, Eurostar, Wahlbeck, Alaei ....All stone killers— Brian Hastings (@brianchastings) June 25, 2012
Todays table: jon turner, mike sexton, mike the hat, phil hellmuth, david grey, danny fuhs, me, open seat. Slight upgrade on yesterdays tbl— Brett Richey (@BrettRichey) June 25, 2012
My table today: Phil Ivey Brian Rast Matt Glantz Gus Hansen Danny Alaei Ville Wahlbeck and Anton Alleman. Good luck to me.— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) June 25, 2012
50k Table today. Ivey, Negreanu, Rast, me, Gus, Eurostar, Wahlbeck, Alaei ....All stone killers here.— Matt Glantz (@MattGlantz) June 25, 2012
Day 2 of 50K. Hoping it goes better than day 1. Not the best table draw— Chris Klodnicki (@SLOPPYKLOD) June 25, 2012
Pretty fun Day 2 table with J'Dags, Shaun Deeb, Ali Eslami, 'Great Abe' Mosseri, Isildur, Josh Arieh & my friend Stephen from NYC— Nikolai Yakovenko (@ivan_bezdomny) June 25, 2012
$2500 today, a lot of familiar faces, toughest table I've had all year— Daniel Martin (@Wretchy) June 25, 2012
Def had softer start tbls in my life. Me mr big queso corwin cole jkoon and @FrankRusnak plus three unknowns— Jon Eaton (@sketchy1poker) June 25, 2012
Enjoying my #wsop46 table so far. Good people good convo. Now, to use that against them and break their wills from within...— Dan O'Brien (@DanOBrienPoker) June 25, 2012