Poker Tweets: Brunson Running Over Players Again!

Brunson Running Over Players Again!These days, Doyle Brunson, 84, can often be seen whizzing around the casino floor on a mobility scooter on his way to some high stakes cash game or another, making himself a danger on both the felts and on land, according to some players. Pete ‘The Manz’ Manzinelli, for instance, claims to have been almost run over by the poker legend whilst turning a corner at the The Bellagio, with yet a another player making a similar claim lately. As Doyle Brunson explains, though:
“For the record…I did not have anyone barred from MGM properties. It’s all over Face Book I almost ran over someone with my scooter, then got 86ed Why would I do that?”
This was obviously news to one of Doyle twitter fans, too, and as Ron DiMichele amusingly pointed out:
“Know you’ve run over many people at the tables, not sure about the scooter!”
 Merciers Making Dollars
Someone who doesn’t seem to be running over anyone at the tables of late, however, is Jason Mercier, who has yet to book a live tournament cash since announcing his retirement as a PokerStars pro at the start of 2018. His wife, Natasha, also appears to be in the same boat, with Jason also dismissing her attempt to big up her side business claims after he tweeted:
“My wife tried to claim she’s been making $ the last few months… apparently, redeeming rewards pts from American Express counts as making $”
Kessler Strikes Gold
Alan Kessler, a player with $3,543,022 in tournament earnings, may also have had a rather inauspicious start to the year having collected just $29,831 in winnings from ten cashes, but at least the favorite butt of Todd Brunson’s jokes didn’t seem too upset about crashing out of yet another event the other day, as a little later he ended up hitting a slots jackpot for $1,9300, later tweeting:
“good thing I busted that tourney. just hit for 4th place money on my favorite slot…”
Cody’s Celebrations
Meanwhile, Jake Cody has been taking full advantage of the many delights offered in the fair city of Dublin, and in the build up to Saint Patrick’s Day on the 17th recorded one of his best scores to date on the sidelines of the Irish Poker Open 2018. As he tweeted:
“Top 3 most drunk I’ve ever been last night.. Luckily woke up just in time for day2 of Irish Open let do this!”
Nice to see the UK pro getting into the spirit of things in Dublin!
Jungleman Basking in Live Play
Another player who has recently been active on the live scene is Dan “Jungleman12” Cates, who in addition to his more than $11 million in online cash game winnings has also amassed a further $4,939,508 playing live tournaments. At the live tables, the 28 year-old pro has obviously had plenty of time to weigh up some of the differences between the two arenas, and as he wrote:
“When playing live, suddenly winning 2-4 buyins in a day or playing apparently actually means something unlike playing for 2 hours online.”
Cates’ observation soon received agreement from a number of his followers, including one called Victor, who elaborating further tweeted:
“Because… In that 2hrs online you can win over 10 buyins and no one knows your name who you are and you couldn’t give 2 fucks unlike live where 2-4 buyins in a day is a great session and everyone at the table remembers you as the guy that stacked 4+ people in a session.”
Chris Moorman Telling Lies
Finally, Chris Moorman is one of the most respected poker players in the world, and is as well-known for his high level of integrity in the game as his online prowess. Nevertheless, the UK pro was caught telling lies earlier this month, although in his defense it was just one, and a prize was awarded to the person who manged to guess which of three statements he made were in fact false. As the pro wrote:
“1-I recorded a poker training video once & it got banned by YouTube & taken down. I never did another video after that.
2-I once won a tournament for over $100k & still had a losing day.
3-At one point everyone in my immediate family was engaged to be married at the same time.”
In the end, it was a player called Anders Merrild who managed to see through the online champion’s bluff, and as Moorman subsequently explained; “you were correct as I have never recorded a training video before.”

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