Tweets From the Inaugural Global Poker League

The Global Poker League finally got underway this week, with the innovative new format designed to sportify poker and bring the game to a whole new generation of fans. Commenting on his vision for the GPL, its creator, Alex Dreyfus stated:
“While there is a huge existing fan base for poker, it is largely fragmented because of the isolated nature of existing poker initiatives. GPL has an aggressive vision to build new storylines and narratives to engage poker fans with the poker stars playing in the league.”
The GPL’s 12 teams have now subsequently competed in the first of their series of matches, with Phase 1 starting on April 5th and running until September 22nd, and Phase 2 between June 8th and July 8th, while the GPL Playoffs (TBA), and GPL Finals (November 22/23) will take place post-summer.
Following the GPL’s opening week, here are some of the early comments coming from the pros via their twitter accounts:
Alexandre Dreyfus
“OK – The first day of @GPL is over. A lot of room for improvements. A lot of ideas that we have will be launched in the next few weeks.”
Daniel Cates
“misread my hand in gpl, thought i had A9s somehow (j8s hand)… I was playing cash on side. Pretty tilting even though it’s not for money…”
Mike McDonald
“I’ve discovered how we’re getting a 2nd poker boom: we need a round-the-clock poker show with @junglemandan as the sole commentator”
Byron Kaverman
“Disappointing results today but had a blast and think @gpl is awesome for poker.Great entertaining commentary by @GriffinBenger @SquidPoker”
Fedor Holz
“GG 5th and 4th in my first 6-max games. Didn’t really go my way – luckily long season ahead @gpl! I’m actually really excited!”
Walter Treccarichi
“Tilted for losing the second Hu but 6 point total is not that bad at all @RomeEmperors @gpl”
Max Pescatori
“Great Job @WTreccarichi on day 1 ever for the League. Make sure to practice “the art of winning coin flips” for your next matches. @gpl #GPL”

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