Prior to the start of play today, Russell Thomas — a.k.a. @RunGoodRussell, the fourth-place finisher in last year's WSOP Main Event — got a look at his starting table and sent out a tweet a short while before starting play.
Wooooh nut starting table hope it doesn't breakFollow @RunGoodRussell
Many players tend to check the seat draws before the start of a new day at the Main Event, and while Tracy Skeen — Seat 1 at Thomas's table — admits she isn't too up on searching the web, she has a friend who is and who filled her in on many of her opponents at today's table.
Just now she was sharing with the table what her friend found out about them all. "He should be a private eye!" she added, and then mentioned Thomas's tweet.
"I was just saying I liked my table," said Thomas by way of explanation and with a sheepish grin. "You mean you weren't saying 'nut in Seat 1'?" asked Skeen jokingly, and Thomas grinned.
Skeen then started identifying some of the others at the the table, and the chuckles continued. "Stop telling everyone our names!" said one, and the table laughed some more.
Of course, the further these players go, the more likely their names will become better known to others, something Thomas well knows thanks to his deep run from a year ago.