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Today in the 3-Bet we find perennially "broke" Jean-Robert Bellande scraping up $1m Big One for One Drop buy-in, Dan Bilzerian explains the commitment it takes to have two heart attacks in the space of 48 hours and prelimary odds for the WSOP Main Event call for a Las Vegas miracle.
1) JRB Buys Into Big One, World Laughs
Don't count us among the laughers, though.
Having seen Jean-Robert Bellande navigate the sharky waters of the poker world for the last 7-8 years and still come out "alive," so to speak, we know better than to bet against him.
But, really? A $1m buy-in for this summer's Big One in straight-up bricks of cash? And, he says, with no help/stake from Dan Bilzerian? Maybe that cash game he crushed in really was that big:
Something tells us the poker world isn't quite ready for JRB as its all-time money winner. But if things get squirelly this summer, who knows? May God protect us all.
2) How to Have Two Heart Attacks in a Few Easy Steps
Wonder how a seemingly healthy, fit 30-ish year old can have two heart attacks in the space of about 48 hours?
Dan Bilzerian has a few tips if you're interested in giving it a go. NOTE: We don't recommend it. Also this video is very, very NSFW. NSF most human consumption, really. So consider yourself forewarned.
3) Ivey at 151-1 to Win Main Event; Jesus Back from Dead?
Some preliminary odds for the straight-up winner of the 2014 WSOP have been released on bwin.com and a couple of key things stand out:
- 1) Phil Ivey is, literally, heads-and-shoulders above the poker world
- 2) The WSOP Main Event is a crazy crap shoot with no possible way of predicting the outcome
- 3) bwin knows something about Chris "Jesus" Ferguson that we clearly don't, and nothing about Vanessa Selbst
- 4) We may actually put money down on Phil Hellmuth, Vanessa Selbst or Chris Moorman to win. Seriously.
25% better than everyone else in poker? Maybe.
Some current odds of note:
- Phil Ivey 151-1
- Gus Hansen 201-1
- Chris "Jesus" Ferguson 201-1
- Doyle Brunson 201-1
- Daniel Negreanu 201-1
- Phil Hellmuth 201-1
- Johnny Chan 201-1
- Ryan Riess 201-1
- Tom Dwan 251-1
- John Juanda 251-1
- Chris Moorman 301-1
- Annette Obrestad 301-1
- Scotty Nguyen 301-1
- Phil Galfond 401-1
- Vanessa Selbst 401-1
- Mikel Habb 401-1
Get 'em while they're hot right here.