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WSOP Tweet Relief: The Saddest Day of the Year
Some call it the walk of shame. Others blame it all on bad luck.
Whatever the explanation or the nickname, there's one long-standing poker trope that tends to hold true:
The day a poker player busts from the World Series of Poker Main Event is his or her saddest day of the year.
With three Day 1s and two Day 2s almost in the books for 2012, that means A LOT of poker players have fallen by the wayside already.
Today in Tweet Relief we pay tribute to the dearly departed in self-loathing, post-humous tweet form:
So ends my last tournament as a pro. With grad school on the horizon, I'll see you all next year, but I'll be the guy folding on the bubble.— Matt Hawrilenko (@hoss_tbf) July 11, 2012
And that's that. Button limps, SB limps, I jam 10.4k w/A8hh, BTN has KK and I brick. Strange feeling right now. Colorado is calling me home.— Bryan Devonshire (@devopoker) July 10, 2012
Out of main event...i wanna go deep in that event 1 year— Justin Charles Smith (@BoostedJ) July 10, 2012
For a professional poker player, the day you bust out of the main event is one of the worst of the year. Nothing can explain it.— David Williams (@dwpoker) July 10, 2012
Well good game les WSOP, will enjoy Las Vegas for a few days, then back in Montreal— Jonathan Duhamel (@JonathanDuhamel) July 10, 2012
Busted main event. Thought this would be the year I finally make day 2.— Andrew Robl (@Andrew_Robl) July 10, 2012
Food still has no taste the day after busting the main event. #emo— Xuan Liu (@xxl23) July 10, 2012
Amen. Always the sameRT @dwpokerFor a professional poker player, the day you bust out of the main event is one of the worst of the year.— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) July 10, 2012
Im the idiot clogging up the flamingo/lvb turn lane. Rear ended a cab after busting in absurd fashion.#whenwillitend— Christopher DeMaci (@DeMaci_Poker) July 11, 2012
0-8 in #WSOP main events by the way.— Shane Schleger (@ShaneSchleger) July 11, 2012
being out of main event on day 2 really sucks im sitting here wondering just how things can be different off to a massage then live at aria— Mike Matusow (@themouthmatusow) July 11, 2012
The day a pro busts the main event is the day he starts cheering for all the idiots he stakes. Obviously @Bond_18 is busto too tho. Fuck.— Mike Watson (@SirWatts) July 10, 2012
Thought it was honey when people said the day they busted the Main Event was the worst day of the year. Then it happened to me.— Kevin Mathers (@Kevmath) July 10, 2012
Gg #wsop2012 ;(.Really disappointed obviously , but overall happy with the series. Upward and onward .. This is just the beginning— Jeff Madsen (@JeffMadsenobv) July 11, 2012
I'm out. This tournament hurts when your out. #disappointed— Jennifer Harman (@REALJenHarman) July 12, 2012
Really wish I had a way of cheering up, it's just poker but pretty disappointed with how the series went and the end. Need to fade bad luck.— Jennifer Leigh (@Jennicide) July 12, 2012