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Twitter Dominates Coverage of World Series of Poker

It can often seem that Twitter is nothing more than a chaotic, disorganized shouting match, with more people selling “make money from home” nostrums than actual readers. Yet sifting through the rubble, one can often find useful coverage of breaking events. At the 2009 World Series of Poker, for example, Twitter users @taopauly and @JeffreyPollack distinguished themselves with up-to-the-second Twittering of real-time tournament results. The online poker sites, many with hourly posting schedules, simply couldn’t keep up with the fast-paced action in the tournament’s final days. Users of Twitter are practically transported live onto the scene; a Twitterer texting on their phone can provide instant coverage of breaking events.

Read more about how Twitter changed coverage of this year’s World Series of Poker here: http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2009/jul/16/raise-fold-or-tweet/.

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Down to the Final 9 at World Series of Poker

The Final 9 for the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event championship are all set, with two top pros still in the running: Phil Ivey and Jeff Shulman. The final table chip counts are as follows:

Darvin Moon - $58,930,000
Eric Buchman - $34,800,000
Steven Begleiter - $29,885,000
Jeff Shulman - $19,580,000
Joseph Cada - $13,215,000
Kevin Schaffel - $12,390,000
Phil Ivey - $9,765,000
Antoine Saout - $9,500,000
James Akenhead - $6,800,000

Final table play at the World Series will resume November 7! The players will have plenty of time to think through their strategy for the final stretch to poker immortality. Read more about the run-up to the final table here: http://tinyurl.com/m3ybpb

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