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WSOP Tweet Relief: Who Are These People?
Followers of poker and the WSOP will notice a slight difference between this year's final 27 and years past.
No Phil Ivey. No Michael Mizrachi. Not even a Bryan Devonshire or Ben Lamb.
In other words, no real "marquee" name steering the poker-pro ship towards the biggest final table of the year. Daniel Negreanu even says he's only heard of five of them.
But that doesn't mean we're short on poker talent, though. Or fantastic poker stories. Not at all.
Paul Volpe has almost $4 million in online earnings. German Jan Heitmann is a PokerStars pro. Chip leader Marc Ladouceur went deep in the Main Event just last year and is good friends with 2010 champ Jonathan Duhamel.
Norwegian Elisabeth Hille works as a waitress most of the year. France's Gaelle Baumann joins her as one of two women chasing the final table.
So there's definitely plenty to watch and get excited about.
What this crew isn't, however, are big tweeters. Only about 1/3 of the remaining players seem to even have Twitter accounts (for now, at least) and their output is, well, underwhelming.
Still, if you want to get to know a poker player their tweets are a good place to start. Here's how the remaining peeps let their followers know they're about to tackle the biggest day of their poker lives:
On to day 7!!!! 27 players left and I have 9,735,000 while the average is 7 million!— Yuval Bronshtein (@Yuvee04) July 16, 2012
Thanks for the support everyone! Tomorrow is the biggest day of my life to this point! 18 away from the final table!— Yuval Bronshtein (@Yuvee04) July 16, 2012
Made it thru another day. 27 left and I'm in 10th— Jeremy Ausmus (@jeremyausmus) July 16, 2012
Finished the day with 7,330,000 chips. 27 left, guaranteed 294k, tomorrow's the biggest day of my life. Win a flip and it's October 9!— Jacob Balsiger (@pzerotm) July 16, 2012
Und damit waren es nur noch 27. Ich hab 6,3 Mio., etwas unter Average, etwas über 50bbs. Heute war sehr anstrengend! #JahrDesDrachen Gn8— Jan Heitmann (@JanHeitmann) July 16, 2012
Tomorrow day 7 with 5 530 000! Une journée difficile, pris de mauvaises décisions à plusieurs reprises...Mais toujours là, c'est l'essentiel— Gaëlle Baumann (@_O_RLY) July 16, 2012
Re-focus demain et ça se passera bien. Un grand merci pour votre soutien à tous, je vais en avoir besoin !— Gaëlle Baumann (@_O_RLY) July 16, 2012
Boom made it to 27. Grtd 300k im kinda short with 2.6 at 60-120 don't care cause we will run it up 2morrow— paul volpe (@paulgees81) July 16, 2012
8.08 million to end the night.Spewed some back at the end.27 remain restart tomorrow at noon— Scott Abrams (@weirdchess1) July 16, 2012
Ended the day with 12.79. Was up to 17 mil and played a kinda meh hand but still happy with my position. 2/27 going into day 7.— Daniel Strelitz (@dDeoxyribo) July 16, 2012