Top Poker Tweets: Bad Luck & Bad Breath!

Top Poker Tweets: Bad Luck & Bad Breath!Phil Ivey entered the Poker Hall of Fame in July, having finally reached the minimum age requirement of 40 earlier this year. Meanwhile, fellow HOF member Mike Sexton has been giving his view as to who he would also like to eventually see inducted into the pantheon of poker legends, and as he subsequently tweeted:
“Was asked who I think will be a ‘slam dunk’ PHOF inductee when they’re 40 – for sure @DougPolkPoker & @CrownUpGuy (if he stays in poker)”
Polk has amassed $8,842,008 in live tournament winnings since 2011, including picking up 3 WSOP bracelets, and in addition to his prolific online record, the UpswingPoker.com founder is also a regular social media poster, and broadcaster on Twitch. Polk is currently just 28 years old, though, so any future induction is a long way away.
While Polk’s career goes from strength to strength, a number of other pros can’t seem to help bemoaning their bad luck, as highlighted in the following tweets:
Miikka Anttonen
“When even a train station has better omaha8 hand selection than you”
Alan Kessler
“Busted @WPT main at choctaw about 50 from the money. Never got anything going today. First card a deuce or 3 countless times. Cherokee next.”
Dan O’Brien
“I’m not saying I had a bad summer, but I’m in a damp hotel room in Choctaw listening to @jeremyausmus tell me how advanced his kids are.”
Tommy Angelo, in the meantime, had some good advice for his fellows pros, and as he tweeted:
“To win at poker, you have to be very good at losing.”
Aside from tricky competition, and bad luck, poker pros have to also contend with a whole load of other factors which may interfere with their game, and as Jamie Kerstetter posted this week:
“Can we make it socially acceptable to tell someone he has bad breath at a poker table?”
Kerstetter subsequently received some good advice from a number of her followers, the best of which include:
Keith ‘Kat’ Martin
“Eric Haber’s solution was to take his earbuds out of his ears and insert them in his nostrils.”
Glen Clementi
“I offer people gum/breath mints. If they don’t take the hint, I politely offer my thoughts.”
John Murray
“When u go to break just wait till they leave then place some tic tacs on their stack if they don’t get the hint next break use chewing gum?”
Finally, here is a handful of non-poker related tweets posted by your favorite pros over the past week:
Andy Frankenberger (photo)
“Who wants a spoiler?”
Daniel Negreanu
“Do you cry watching reality TV competitions like America’s Got Talent? Constant tear jerker for me. The pain and joy of competition. Love it.”
Maria Ho
“I’ve never been more sure of my willpower and resolve then when I managed to sit by the pool for 8 hours yesterday and not order a cocktail.”


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