While a tweet or two may let fans into their favorite poker player’s heads, it is usually just for a brief moment thanks to a 140-character limit. Instagram has no such boundaries though and this week brought some pictures across our timeline that were all worth more than a thousand words.
After last month’s California Swing, the WPT headed to Florida for another swing. The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood played host to three WPT events, including the prestigious Tournament of Champions. On a break during play, the entire field poses for a picture and the WPT Raw Deal commentator, who has found himself in the booth more often this season thanks to his counterpart Mike Sexton’s deep runs, was in the middle of the madness. Waldo found.
While Tony Dunst didn’t make the final table of the Tournament of Champion, Eric Seidel did. The legendary High Roller ended up finishing in 5th, inching closer to all-time money leader Daniel Negreanu in the process, but while he couldn’t find another WPT title, he did find probably the greatest rock and roll poster in the Hard Rock. Never forget that The Rolling Stones once opened for Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, whoever they are.
It may not have counted for a WPT title, which is the only thing lacking from Jason Mercier’s mind-numbing tournament resume, no one is going to scoff at a nearly $800,000 score. Especially, Mercier’s biggest fan, teammate and soon to be mother of his children. Natasha Mercier is right, when you are a team, you all want to win and the entire poker world is hoping Jason goes on paternity leave when the baby is born, so they finally have a chance to win a SHRPO High Roller.
As someone who has lived out of a suitcase, I know the feeling. You get home from one trip and if you wait long enough, voila, you’re already packed for your next trip! The only difference between myself and the WPT’s Lynn Gilmartin? If I couldn’t find my tooth brush, I’d just use my finger until my next trip, no way I’m ever actually unpacking.
We’ve had a very WPT-themed Instagram Insiders post so far but we’re deciding to go rouge at the end! While Poker Central’s own Paul Oresteen was in Florida for much of the WPT series, Poker Central’s Senior Editor and Podcast Extraordinaire Remko Rinkema was taking in America’s pastime, in Canada. Baseball is back, which is great but even better, that means the World Series of Poker is also just right around the corner.