EPT10 Barcelona: De Meulder keeping mum
These days many of us are more or less up on how Twitter works. How it can be used to publicize to your followers your thoughts, one-liners, pictures of cats riding skateboards, or whatever else might seem worthy of sharing.
Most also understand how even those who do not follow you can still look you up to see what you're tweeting. For instance, that player sitting a couple of seats away who just won a big pot... what's he tweeting?
Earlier we noticed Team PokerStars Pro Christophe de Meulder reporting to his followers -- and to whomever else might be reading -- after having won a big hand.
A certain lack of specifics there. And indeed, seasoned Twitter users know that in this case clicking "Details" isn't going to reveal anything further about de Meulder's hand.
So later we asked him.
"I didn't give the exact details because people at the table were reading my tweets," he said in response, demonstrating an understanding of both poker and social media.
We couldn't help but notice how he wasn't telling us, either.
Christophe's twin brother and fellow Team PokerStars Pro Matthias has a recent history of deep runs in the EPT Barcelona Main Event, finishing 37th in 2010, 10th in 2011, and 61st in 2012. But Matthias failed to make it to Day 1 this year, leaving Christophe to battle the remaining field.
"I feel like this time it's my turn," explained Christophe, alluding to his brother's absence. "I've been feeling very well this week... very happy and very confident as well in my game."
He noted that he's been running well, too, to build that stack of more than 170,000. "But I'm playing well also, and that's the most important part."
He went on to explain -- again in general terms -- how aside from winning that big pot without a showdown, he's been involved in a lot of hands, winning some and losing others.
"But I'm winning more than losing, so we're still going uphill."
He recognizes, though, that the climb remains steep with hundreds of opponents standing between him and the goal.
"What is there... about 300 left? So there's still 299 who need to bust before I can get the trophy."
Perhaps some of those 299 who end up at the Belgian's table might check in on his Twitter feed now and then -- or even read this post. However, if they're looking for further details about what he's up to, they'll have to stick with whatever they can gather from him at the table.
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Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.