Poker Tweets: Mayweather Victory!

Poker Tweets: Mayweather Victory!On Saturday night, the “Money Fight” of the century took place between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, with Mayweather eventually beating his opponent in the 10th round to officially retire after an incredible 21 years undefeated.
Needless to say, since the fight was announced near the end of 2016 it has commanded the attention of the high-stakes poker community, with may placing bets on the outcome of the contest, while weighing the merits of placing a wager on a champion whose odds started out at an 22.5 to 1 before narrowing to just 3.75 to 1 just before the action got underway. As Jennifer Harman tweeted, for instance:
“Should I bet my life savings on Mayweather? I don’t know if it’s incredibly irresponsible or incredibly responsible.”
Jason Mercier, on the other hand, seemed content to be taking bets on McGregor just a few hours before the fight, tweeting:
“Ok guys. I guess I’ll take mcgregor if u wanna lay the pinny price on MW. Get at me. Need to trust u”
Which prompted a response from Phil Hui, who wrote:
“Why would you want to lose this much money before mini J is born”
In the end, however, all he smart money went on a Mayweather victory, and as Max Silver subsequently pointed out:
“If bitcoin crashes and Mcgregor wins tonight we might just see the end of poker”
The fight went as predicted, though, and regardless of outcomes, McGregor was compensate handsomely for his hard fought efforts, which should help soothe some of his aches. As Doug Polk pointed out:
“Mayweather – $350,000,000
McGregor- $100,000,000
Ref- Not nearly enough”
Noone enjoys a told you so, and heaping praise on those winning poker players who chose not to blow their own trumpets, Mike McDonald tweeted:
“I’m very impressed by how few “I told you so” style tweets I’ve seen about the fight. Way to go guys!”
Meanwhile, Todd Brunson commented in his own sardonic way:
“Does anyone know what language McGregor is speaking? Is that Gaelic?” Don’t get me wrong, I love the Irish accent. But between that, his adrenaline pumping and being a bit punch drunk I was lost.”
Talking of UK origins, SageDonkey sent the following tweet to Doyle Brunson:
“I like your name Doyle, but as a Brit I find it slightly odd how so many American men’s first names are really surnames.”
Providing a little insight into his family history, the 84 year-old WSOP legend then replied:
“My family came from England in the early 1600’s. So blame your own country. Actually, we were named Brownson.”
Finally, Conor McGregor was not the only one having to endure defeat recently, and I shall leave you with the following two tweets:
Daniel Cates
“lost to @phil_hellmuth in the most tilting way possible on @PokerNightTV, who put up quite a good battle esp for not being a HU player.. In a vacuum I actually don’t mind to much to lose to @phil_hellmuth, aside from internet trolls trying extra hard to tilt my face off.”
Erik Seidel
“Had a losing trip to Barcelona, & then my wife booked my return directly into the hurricane. I’m hoping these 2 things not related.”

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