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WSOP Tweet Relief: Players vs. Dealers vs. WSOP
Well, that didn’t take long.
All of six days into the 2012 WSOP and things have moved from the slightly contentious (ladies bathrooms, markup in the poker kitchen) to the full-on drama.
How's it all coming to a head? In the time-honored way men have settled their differences since 2006: Twitter.
The centerpiece: Jonathan Aguiar hates the new “must verbalize action” rule at final tables for the benefit of the live stream and told the WSOP aggressivley about it, both in person and on Twitter.
The official WSOP account retweeted someone calling Aguiar a less-than-flattering name. More players chimed in with their opinions about the rule and the WSOP's retweet.
Others meanwhile were still harping, good and bad, about the dealers.
Here’s how it's played out in tweet form:
@JonAguiar appreciate your support in helping grow the great game of poker!— Jack Effel (@WSOPTD) June 2, 2012
some of us have been playing poker in silence for a decade, to expect us to do differently with 100's of thousands on the line is bullshit— Jonathan Aguiar (@JonAguiar) June 2, 2012
they only tried to enforce the rule on us and threatened PENALTIES 3 handed because Daniel didn't want to and had busted already— Jonathan Aguiar (@JonAguiar) June 2, 2012
As I mentioned in CardPlayer, the intention was never to put any player at a competitive disadvantage, & my staff never issued any penalties— Jack Effel (@WSOPTD) June 3, 2012
We will continue to encourage players to verbalize their actions, and the rule is still in place to use at our discretion @ future TV tables— Jack Effel (@WSOPTD) June 3, 2012
The @wsop retweet was unprofessional and having to verbalize bets at FT is silly and adds nothing. Can't imagine that rule will last a week.— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) June 2, 2012
Novel idea players: listen to at least 1 podcast after the @wsop “rules” conference call. That way big things likeFT talk won’t be shock— Wendy Mortensen (@wndywitch) June 3, 2012
Fuk it im the Skip Bayless of poker. I think the final table rule where you must verbalize every action is a great rule & completely fair— Brett Richey (@BrettRichey) June 3, 2012
I actually see the upside in verbalizing actions, but to put in a penalty-enforced rule like that without consulting players is bad.— david bach (@gunslingerbach) June 2, 2012
I don't really remember the dealers ever being this inexperienced/bad at past wsops ... It's borderline embarrassing— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) June 1, 2012
Dealers in the O8 today have been doing a pretty good job.. Everyone needs to be a little nicer, most of them are willing to get better— Allen Bari (@allenbari) June 1, 2012
God all these dealers have shaky sausage fingers— Jeff Madsen (@JeffMadsenobv) June 2, 2012
An example of Bel the WSOP Dealer dealing Omaha. Always a pleasure to have a great dealer.youtube.com/watch?v=jk8M_z…— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) June 3, 2012