A day after a 6.4 magnitude was felt in the Las Vegas area a much stronger earthquake rattled the World Series of Poker Main Event. During play on Day 1c of the biggest poker tournament of the year, an earthquake hit again in the Ridgecrest, California area, sending shockwaves through the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino.
The earthquake struck in the penultimate level of play before the dinner break when more than 4,000 players were participating in the $10,000 No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament. Below you’ll find a collection of Tweets that were sent out by players that were in the tournament at the time of the earthquake.
Think we just had another earthquake at the Rio
— Kevin Mathers (@Kevmath) July 6, 2019
— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) July 6, 2019
Huge earthquake in the middle of the main event! Holy shit that was scary!! pic.twitter.com/AXF6Og3uJY
— Ivan Zarate (@zarateivan33) July 6, 2019
Part of chandelier fell on my table in Brasilia pic.twitter.com/CukrOn7Z2T
— Bart O'Connell (@BartOConnell) July 6, 2019
When Earthquake happened, I was made huge bluff, unfortunately we fair, not a good time 🙁
— kitty kuo thomas (@kittykuopoker) July 6, 2019
Lmao on the phone w @ChancesCards he says “ya that was terrifying” and without missing a beat he rolls into the HH during the equake “I’ve got QTs in middle position…” 😂😂😂
— Johnny Beauprez (@jbeauprez) July 6, 2019
This may be the only worthwhile bad beat story in the history of poker https://t.co/BEbtOKRRTd
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) July 6, 2019