Poker Tweets: Xmas Cheer and Allen Kessler!

Xmas Cheer and Allen Kessler!With just one week before Christmas, it seems as though Doyle Brunson has found one more things to be cheerful about over the festive period, namely the wide variety of foods available for Christians to munch their way through. As the Grandfather of Poker subsequently tweeted:
“Strange things are in the Old Testament. As Christians, we live by the New Testament. I just read the next chapter in Deuteronomy telling us what we shouldn’t eat. Thank goodness that changed when Christ came along.”
Doug Polk‘s homeowner association (HOA), on the other hand, could learn something about the joyful spirit of Christmas, as it has already started making strict stipulations ahead of the holiday period. As Polk then tweeted:
“Just received a letter from my HOA that anyone with decorations up more then 45 days before or 15 days after the holidays will be fined. Good to see everyone getting in on the spirit of Christmas.”
Meanwhile, there appears to be little festive cheer for Allen Kessler at the moment, a perennial humbug according to Todd Brunson at least, who has been expressing his disapproval over the pricing structure of a recent poker cruise he attended. As he later tweeted:
“Wow I don’t get it. The buyin is $560 293 players and $132,500 prizepool. That comes out to $452+108 rake. That’s the highest I’ve ever seen. Cmon @RGPokerSeries, I may send this to @ToddWitteles @PokerFraudAlert (And dont come back with $15k worth of cruises added)”
It didn’t take long before a number of pros to came out in support of the tournament series, though, including David Baker who was then accused of being biased by Kessler, prompting the following reply:
David Baker
“You slam rebuys you slam turbos you slam small start stk tourneys you slam a great innovation to get small players a chance for a fun cruise event. Not everyone wants a deep multi day single entry slow balances payout tourney. You are boring and monotonous. No commas ftw”
Needless to say, Todd Brunson was tickled pink by the comment and chipping in later tweeted:
“Congrats to @AllenKessler aka #SodaThief. Thanks to him I got to hear @audavidb use profanity for the first time.”
In the meantime, here are some of the other best tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past few days:
Liv Boeree
“So proud of my superstar @kurganovigor for binking yet another High Roller win, this time at #PSCPrague”
Maria Ho
“So cool to take part in this Amazon Fire Tablet commercial w/some of the top gamers in the #esports world! Mobile Masters Vegas Oct 13-15!”
Jimmy Fricke
“Sitting at an empty table and suddenly people sit down and they ask me how much in chips I want and I’m drawing for the button. Is this a flash poker game?”
Phil Galfond
“Way more stressed watching @Farah_Galfond on @PokerGO #PokerAfterDark than I ever have been playing.”
“4/9 at Venetian 3500 FT. Have 100% of myself. If I win I will donate one year of Weight Watchers to @shaundeeb #gotyourback #andyourchins”

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