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WSOP Tweet Relief: Me Don't Swim Too Tough
The smaller buy-in tournaments at the WSOP ($1k, $1.5k) are lovingly called "donkaments" for a reason.
Fields are soft. Average poker players from all walks of life save their cash, or win a satellite, and go to Vegas to make their poker dreams come true.
You'll still run into a rash of pros if you get fairly deep, but for all intents and purposes they're the "everyman's shot" at the WSOP. And the play reflects it.
Some tournaments, however, aren't for the shallow-end swimmers. Today's $10k Pot Limit Hold'em Championship is one of those.
Our exclusive Bracelet Winners-only coverage has already eyeballed players with a total of 79 bracelets in the field. 79!
With just over 100 players registered, every table is a table of death. Check the tweet scene:
10k plhe today. There may be 5 people in the field I don't recognize— Mike McDonald (@MikeMcDonald89) June 8, 2012
$10k Pot Limit Hold em, here w Allen Cunningham, djk, dpeters, Humberto, buck21, flush_entity, 1 open seat, and one guy I don't know— Jon Turner (@PearlJammed) June 8, 2012
Playing my first pot limit holdem tourney today. Why not start with a 10k buyin? #lightingitonfire— Chris Klodnicki (@SLOPPYKLOD) June 8, 2012
Good start in today's 10k pot-limit hold'em..39k from 30k start..juanda, seidel, arieh and john little att table— Kevin Saul (@KevinSauLivePro) June 8, 2012
Decided to skip the $10k PL holdem today. Seemed like a good idea to take a break after a cold streak to recoup. Will watch Prometheus later— Randy Lew (@nanonoko) June 8, 2012
Blom, Racener, Parker, Kitai and Shaun Deeb on my PLH table— JP Kelly (@JP_Kelly5) June 8, 2012
Thru the yrs, @Erik_Seidel has taught me many lessons. But he's gotten me for the last time... Down to 13k of 30k in 10k PLH tourn— Joshua Arieh (@golferjosh) June 8, 2012
Well, verdict is in. You know your the sucker when 1st position raises your bb with 24 off. Anyone have the link to an assisted living app?— Joshua Arieh (@golferjosh) June 8, 2012
Tough plh 10k table with @RealKidPoker smokey, nenad, stevie444 and Jimmie gunther— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) June 8, 2012
Playing 10k plhe, pretty tough starting table, start with 30k, down to 19k.— tsarrast (@tsarrast) June 8, 2012
Getting a haircut during 2nd break have 2x starting stack in plhe #callingshots— chicagocards1 (@chicagocards1) June 8, 2012
I raised one hand in 1hr 50minutes and think it was a bad open. #PlheIsCool— Mike McDonald (@MikeMcDonald89) June 8, 2012
Starting stack 30k, had it up to 39k, then @AllenCunningham decided to take 20k of it... 19k left at 150/300... Back to the grind— Jon Turner (@PearlJammed) June 8, 2012