WSOP Tweet Relief: Hell of a Run, People

Twitter platform engineer Ian Chan (right).

While Antonio Esfandiari was busy captivating the poker world with his epic run in the Big One for One Drop, another epic story was playing out on the other side of the Rio in Event 54, $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em.

Twitter platform engineer Ian Chan (@chanian), a poker enthusiast but far from a pro, bought in along with 3,221 other hopefuls on July 1 with the plan to live tweet his experience out to his followers.

It turned out to be a lot more than he bargained for when he made it all the way to Day 3 and the top 15.

Chan, who codes the "cards" used for extended tweets, eventually busted out in 14th for just over $22k.

Along the way, he also gave his Twiiter co-workers and followers - including Twitter CEO Dick Costolo - an amazing real-time look into the World Series of Poker.

Check out his full tweet report here; some highlights below:

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