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2011 World Series of Twitter Day 1 - Jon Vuong Has Stones

1 June 2011, By: compncards
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Today was the first day of the 2011 World Series of Poker.

The first event kicked off at noon with the $500 Employees Event, also known as the "bracelet winner nobody will remember in two weeks" event.

The 5 p.m. event was the $25,000 Heads-Up World Championship that is currently in its first round. 128 players turned out for the event, but you can read more about it in the news update.

I'm happy to announce that we will be running a regular blog segment through the summer called the 2011 World Series of Twitter, or the 2011 WSOT.

I will be bringing you the top 9 tweets (or in some cases tweet conversations) from around Twitter regarding the 2011 World Series of Poker.

Expect a mix of player tweets, media and staff tweets, and even some random tweets that just seem applicable.

While Day 1 is considered a slow one, there were still quite a few gems out there in the twitterverse.

In Seat 9, we have NormanChad. Yes, Norman has made our final table. He sent the twitterverse the following greeting:

Welcome to the World Series of Poker: Plan your bathroom trips accordingly.



Thanks for your concern Norman.

In Seat 8, Brad Willis, aka _otis_ told everyone:

Good luck to all my poker media friends as the 2011 @WSOP kicks off. Remember, if you take @taopauly's press box seat, he'll shank you.

If you don't want to become part of Tao of Shanking, you better look out.

Seat 7 we have a retweet from Pokerati:

@darrenrovell: Dallas urologist Dr. Moskowitz giving free autographed Mavs ball to lucky patient who schedules a vasectomy during Finals

I don't care how much I like basketball ... no.

In the 6 seat, Eugene Todd reminds us that moderation is key to your WSOP party:

eugenetoddbro First time in last 6 years I'm not there for the start of the series. Fuckin parties fuckin my shit up

Friends don't let friend miss the WSOP.

In Seat 5, Daniel Negreanu never fails to make me go ... "huh?"

RealKidPoker Prepping for WSOP today by watching "King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters." A doc about Donkey Kong champs fighting for the world record.

Really ... Donkey Kong ... and we wonder why he busted out in the first round of the $25k.

AnnieLePage was in Seat 4 and she kept things regarding today's start in perspective:

Well, was gonna head 2Rio 2play some satellites until I looked at my nails &realized I was I deep need of a mani/pedi. Heading to the salon!

And we thought guys getting massages were bad.

In Seat 3, we find out that Doyle Brunson's dog may not be with us for much longer.

Pamela_Brunson @texdolly 's dog Casper just peed on my silk curtains! Anyone want a hot-dog for dinner tonight???

My reply?  RIP CASPER.

In Seat 2, Shannon Shorr shows off his reading abilities:

ShannonShorr Very low ratio of females who are not strippers to females who are strippers at the Vegas 24 Hour Fitness at Decatur and Tropicana.

In Seat 1, we have Jonathan Vuong. Depending on how you view this, he is either #winning, or you're going "OWWWWW!!!"

JonV I've been waiting since Sept. last year for this day to come. Finally passed my kidney stone! Fuck yeah!!!

Of course, this started an ... interesting conversation.

Suffice it to say that SavagePoker said he should use it as a card protector, and I started getting hungry for Cocoa Pebbles.

Btw, there was a pic of the stone but I'll save you from that.

Come back tomorrow as we bring you the WSOT Day 2 Final Table.

For daily recaps of all the action at the 2011 World Series of Poker, check our WSOP news section.

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