WSOP: Sights And Sounds From The Main Event Hit Social Media

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Living the dream - playing in the Main Event. Credit: @amateurdepoker Instagram

It’s hard to believe that the World Series of Poker Main Event is already upon us. With the expansive coverage of the event on ESPN and PokerGo, the hopes and dreams of thousands of poker players rise and fall with every hand that is dealt.

But that’s not the only place we’ve seen some compelling content as photos of starting stacks and tales of the worst bad beat stories ever told have continually spilled onto #pokertwitter and the social media feeds of poker fans around the world.

So, while it’s impossible to catch it all, here are a few of some of our favorite social moments from the past week that at the WSOP.

GIANT Lines

Before the start of the Main Event, players were looking to take their last shot in the $365 GIANT. As poker players are wont to do, many waited until the last minute to purchase their seat, thus making the lines to register for the event befitting of the name.

Selfie Stack

Spend enough time in Las Vegas and you’ll quickly find out that much of what you see is a mirage. The World Series of Poker is no exception where what you see is not always what you get. (Investors beware!)

Hey Ladies!

One of the few snafus by WSOP organizers this year occurred at the start of the final table for the Ladies Event. Rather than being the featured table on PokerGo or Twitch, the event was regulated to the back of the room while Razz…yes Razz…got the initial spotlight.

Credit to those in charge, the situation was quickly rectified and Jessica Dawley’s victory was broadcast and seen by thousands.

Main Event Mascot

Joe Camel’s roommate, Chippy, is the new mascot for the World Series of Poker. Not saying Chippy’s not adorable but perhaps he’s promoting everything that the WSOP actually doesn’t want at the table: headphones, sunglasses and a bottom row of teeth so yellow it’s clear he’s taken one too many smoke breaks in the 100 degree heat.

Look close: Kevmath is about to knock Chippy out of the tournament.

Main Event Mania

The excitement of playing the Main Event is simply too much for some. They get there, pay their $10K and simply can’t wait to get it in…

Max pain for Max Steinberg.

The Bank Of Timex is back in action.

Happy to be playing in my yearly poker game today #wsop

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Hellmuth gunna Hellmuth.

Ausmus showed THEM!

Bay to the Bay Area for Blumenfield.

Former PocketFives #1-ranked player Jordan Young keeps building…

We did some building on day 2 of the #wsopmainevent!

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Stacks on stacks.

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Class Act

The defending WSOP Main Event Champion, upon being eliminated from the event on Day 1 while on a feature table, responds to an online critic with the same class and thoughtful voice that he used throughout his year as the reigning champion.

Finally, Ferguson Faces The Truth

Hellmuth may be the hero we get, Uncle Ron is the hero we deserve.