Duhamel, Kasella and Brunson WSOP 2011 Tweets Of The DayJune 24, 2011 8:02 am
There have been many entertaining tweets coming out of Las Vegas over the duration of WSOP 2011, but today’s choice comments come from a group of world class bracelet winners.
First up, US pro Frank Kassela earned the 2010 WSOP Player of the Year Award, after three final table appearances, 2 WSOP bracelets and $1,233,987 in winnings. This year, however, the going has been a little slower with 2 cashes for $22,133, both coming in $1,500 buy-in events.
However, it would seem Kassela has now had his fill of the relatively low buy-in events after tweeting:
“This ridiculous slow action in the 1500 event is mind numbing. If I think of signing up for another someone please stab me in the head.”
At the same time, last year’s WSOP Main Event Winner Jonathan Duhamel, too, has had only limited success at a $1k No Limit Hold’em Event for $9,738, so far. He does, however, seem to be having a slightly less frustrating time in Vegas than Kassela and got a good kick from joining Joseph Cheong’s table.
Canadian pro Duhamel then tweeted: “Have a good stack in the 1.5k event, got table moved, who’s on my direct left? Joseph f*ing Cheong!!!! Thats good memories mouhahaha hihihi.”
In the most perplexing hand of the 2010 WSOP Main Event final table, just Jonathan Duhamel on a 90 million stack, Joeseph Cheong on 80 million and John Racener on 30 million remained.
Joeseph Cheong with A-7o then decided to six-bet shove Duhamel with pocket queens, thus missing out on the chance to patiently bust Racener and go heads-up for the title. Duhamel obviously was elated by the move and then took his 6 to 1 chip lead over Racener into heads-up before then claiming the $8,944,310 top prize.
Finally, Doyle Brunson, 77, has yet to cash at this year’s WSOP but the 10 times bracelet winner couldn’t fail to be impressed by Jason Mercier‘s latest win in the $5k PLO (Six Handed) Event for $619,575.
Mercier has now won 2 WSOP bracelets, as well as $6,169,955 in career earnings prompting Doyle Brunson to tweet:
“Ok , Jason Mercier, you are the real deal. You convinced me in the cash games. Congrats on your win.”
High praise indeed coming from the ‘Godfather of Poker’ himself.