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Daily 3-Bet: Aaron Paul Plays, GPL Cubed, Ronaldo Showstopper
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Aaron Paul making an appearance at Commerce Casino, a completed GPL Cube and a very unconventional Ronaldo hand.
1) Aaron Paul Sighting
Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul has yet play hand in the GPL but he’s apparently getting some good practice.
Paul stopped by the Commerce Casino in California to play the first event of the 2016 California State Poker Championship over the weekend.
No word on where Paul finished but he did make it into the final 140, which is decent considering there were 511 entries.
The tournament carried a $175 buy-in, which is small potatoes compared to the $10,000 WSOP Main Event that Paul played last summer.
The California State Poker Championship has a history of celebs joining the action and Ben Affleck actually won the main event of the series in 2004 for $356,400.
2) GPL Cube in Transit to Malta
You know that crazy Global Poker League Cube stage that GPI founder Alexandre Dreyfus has been plugging for the last year?
It appears that construction is complete.
Dreyfus Tweeted earlier today that the Cube is complete and even attached a photo of the structure.
The only problem? It was in a shipping container, which means we still don't know what it will look like.
Apparently the entire structure is on its way to Malta where we assume it will be unpacked and set up for the ultimate GPL live event.
3) Ronaldo Plays Wild Hand in Charity Event
Check out this video that Randy “Nanonoko” Lew posted from the Right to Play charity event at Monte Carlo over the weekend.
It involves soccer legend Ronaldo, an identified opponent, and a slew of poker pros on the rail including Andre Akkari, Felipe Ramos and Celina Lin.
Ronaldo had just moved all-in and his opponent apparently wasn’t sure what to do. The entire rail offered their thoughts on the hand.
Good luck figuring out what happened next.
Update: Lew actually set his video to private but this video from Roger Tomás should give you a glimpse into the insanity.