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WSOP Tweet Relief: Let's Hear It for the Chairs!
Despite what you might have read on the forums and over Twitter, not everyone at the WSOP this year is upset and grinding axes.
Have there been some egregious missteps by the WSOP in 2012? Yep.
Should the official WSOP twitter account ever be used to insult a player? Of course not.
Is $6 for an apple and water in the Poker Kitchen insane? Yep.
But painting the entire WSOP and everyone who works for it with the same brush - particularly an "anti-player" brush - may be taking things to the extreme.
There's going to be a few hiccups when you run the largest tournament series in the world. And amongst the outraged this year, some players - quite a few players even - seem to be having a good time.
Can an apology from the WSOP (albeit a late one) mend fences? Will the player backlash continue to grow out of control?
We'll soon see. In the meantime, these are a few who shared at least some love with the WSOP over the last day or so.
Sorry for the offensive RT/language on @WSOP account. It was wrong & a bad moment. Love the WSOP & the players. Sorry for damage done.— Seth Palansky (@WSOPRGUY) June 5, 2012
I just love grinding at the WSOP every year. It's just so damn fun and Im so lucky to be able to do it every year. Bracelets coming...— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) June 4, 2012
I'm so old I covered the #WSOP before there was Twitter. People had to bitch and moan via blog posts and comments. It was horrible.— Gene Bromberg (@genebromberg) June 4, 2012
People--choose your battles. The Rio is actually somewhat within reason regulating outside food services.— Shane Schleger (@ShaneSchleger) June 4, 2012
If I can't get home-cooked meals delivered to me at the @WSOP then the terrorists have won!— Shane Schleger (@ShaneSchleger) June 4, 2012
Late-night conversations w/ Nolan Dalla are a highlight of my years covering the WSOP.— BJ Nemeth (@BJNemeth) June 4, 2012
#WSOP is blowing up my timeline and im LOVING it.— luc holland(@Headkick6) June 3, 2012
I retweeted that last tweet from Jack Effel because I completely agree with what it says. I don't agree with every decision @WSOPTD makes...— Steve Fox (@Ironman0509) June 4, 2012
...however, I do not endorse anonymous attacks from behind a twitter account either. My experience has been @WSOPTD is reasonable if you are— Steve Fox (@Ironman0509) June 4, 2012
#WSOP live stream of both omaha8 and nl mixed max fts and a new bag of goldfish. im pretty much set for the night— brian silverman (@Sneakysilverman) June 4, 2012
Does anyone know today's schedule for #WSOP complaints? Don't want to miss any action.— Shane Schleger (@ShaneSchleger) June 5, 2012
Wet dream #WSOP table: 8 opponents wearing balance wristbands they bought at Rio hallway vendor booth.— Steve Brecher (@SteveBrecher) June 5, 2012