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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
[caption width="640"] Danielle Andersen found herself sitting across from Howard Lederer on Day 1B of the 2016 WSOP Main Event[/caption] In a matter of minutes Sunday night, Danielle Andersen’s 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event went from enjoyable to emotionally draining and it had absolutely nothing to do with the cards. It had everything to do with one of the, if not THE central Black Friday villain, Howard Lederer. Andersen, whom many in the poker world were first introduced to in the documentary Bet Raise Fold, plays a fairly light tournament schedule, instead choosing to focus
[caption width="640"] Sofia Lovgren wants to be the first woman to win a World Poker Tour open event (WPT photo)[/caption] Every week or two it seems someone is bringing up something on Twitter or other social media regarding gender and the poker world. A massive debate ensues, people take sides, and the rest of us just grab the popcorn. With that in mind, you would think the reality TV concept Girl Got Game, which put nine poker-playing girls under one roof, would result in intense competition and catfights, but instead the ladies bonded and continue to support one another long after filmin
[caption width="640"] Danielle Andersen first ran into Howard Lederer during the 2016 WSOP Main Event. A chance encounter this summer at Bellagio gave her a chance to get answers to questions she had of the former Full Tilt Poker executive.[/caption] Day 1 of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event was sailing along for Danielle Andersen when she went from one side of the emotional spectrum to the other in a moment that had absolutely nothing to do with any sort of fluctuation of her own chip stack. A recreational "fun" player, who had spent the fourth level of the day actually trying