As the Stars Tweet: It's never ending
With the 2012 World Championship of Online Poker winding down this week, most of the members of Team PokerStars were tweeting about their online grind. However, Theo Jorgensen, who was one card away from winning his second-career WPT title twice in Paris, tweeted the following about his runner-up finish:
"Great start. Horrible ending. Huge thanks to all that followed me. Ps. Have to admit I'm a little sad right now."
Jorgensen had a great showing, and earned €264,600 for his efforts.
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov, Vanessa Selbst, and Jason Mercier were also in Paris. Mercier was the only other Team Pro to cash, but check out this view Katchalov had from his hotel of the historic Arc De Triomphe.
Katchalov, who is coming off his first ever WCOOP win in Event #14 $215 Stud Hi/Lo, wasn't able to bink another bracelet, but he did finish second in The Big $162 on Saturday evening.
"Not a bad night of grind...missed a straight flush draw heads up for all if it but still $20k for 2/1020 for $150buyin."
Sunday was a massive day on PokerStars, and all of the Team Pros were ecstatic about playing in Event #64 $10,300 8-Game and Event #65 $5,200 Main Event. Prior to the big day, Daniel Negrenu tweeted his love for the game: "I love poker. The pain can be maddening but I love that too. If you lose your love for the game it's time to move on. I'm just getting started."
Negreanu didn't fair too well in the Main Event, but he was chip leader of the $10k 8-Game with four players left. Unfortunately, Negreanu busted in third place, earning $130,200.
PokerStars user "Gozoboro" finished second, and the winner was Jason Mercier, proving that just when you thought it was going to end -- it's never going to.
"Can't sleep," he tweeted before the day began. "Slept for a few hours but I guess my body thinks it should be awake. Long day ahead of big mtts. Let's goooooo."
When play was three-handed, Mercier doubled up both of his opponents: "Have slight chiplead 3 handed with @RealKidPoker and gozoboro had each of them all in as a 4 to 1 dog and they each sucked out #nobigdeal"
It apparently wasn't a big deal, because an hour later Mercier had won.
"... Anddddd boom goes the dynamite."
2010 WSOP Main Event champion and fellow Team Pro Jonathan Duhamel, who made Day 2 of the WCOOP Main Event, was with Mercier when he won: "While changing my flight on the phone, @JasonMercier besides me just shipped the 10k 8-game for a nice 253k #whenwillitend."
Like we said, it's never ending.