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Colds and flu bugs plague World Series of Poker Main Event

Monday, July 06, 2009

As reported by USA Today: "Shuffle up and sneeze!

The World Series of Poker's Main Event ($10,000 buy-in no-limit hold-'em world championship, to use the full name) is underway, and a fewThe World Series of Poker is the biggest poker event of the year.
The World Series of Poker is the biggest poker event of the year.
  top players have returned to their sickbeds, as chronicled on their Twitter feeds.

@RealAnnieDuke, frustrated by a bad cold and sore throat, was able to snap a picture of the "ESPN guys standing around like vultures waiting for me to go broke," which she soon did.

@RealKidPoker (Daniel Negreanu) is complaining far more about his symptoms than his cards: "Out of the wsop and don't really care. So sick I just need a bed."

@VanessaRousso prescribes antibiotics for Negreanu, though they don't seem to be helping her. Maybe she inadvertently bred a superbug. She plans to start play today, the last of the four days into which the WSOP splits the field until it can be whittled down to manageable size.

Escaping the bug so far are @phil_hellmuth, who made a spectacular entrance yesterday and made it through his first day with a few complaints, and @PhilIvey, who doesn't seem to have made an appearance yet..."

 

 

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