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Daily 3-Bet: Big 4 Climax, Draw My Fedor, All Hands on Barca
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Today in the 3-Bet we find the SHRPO Big 4 reaching its climax, Pamsi immortalizes Fedor and poker players take to the skies for EPT Barcelona.
1) Big 4 Incoming in So. Fla.
While much of the international poker world is busy taking winery tours and parasailing in the Alps, US grinders have been on the grind again down in South Florida.
The $7.5m Guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Big 4 got underway on Saturday and is playing down to its climax tomorrow.
What is the Big 4, exactly? Four tournaments all playing down to a simultaneous final-table spectacular live streamed and televised by Poker Night in America. The events:
- $5,250 Championship Freezeout ($5m GTD)
- $2,650 NLH Freezeout ($1m GTD)
- $1,100 NLH Re-Entry ($500k GTD)
- $25,500 High Roller Re-Entry ($1m GTD)
The $5k Championship is currently down to around 27 players with Matt Affleck, Seth Davies, Joe Serock, Esther Taylor-Brady and Tom Marchese all still in the hunt.
The $25k has 62 entrants already and dozens of big names playing including Mike Leah, Noah Schwartz, Shaun Deeb, Dan Colman, David Peters, Faraz Jaka, Joe Cheong and Chance Kornuth.
The action will be be fantastic and you can watch it all play out tomorrow right here.
2) Drawing Fedor, Pamsi Style
Her content relationship with the Global Poker League may have been shortlived but Argentinian YouTube sensation Pamsi is still a huge poker fan and still doing her thing on the intertubes.
Her latest project is a pretty fun one, actually - drawing the lives of some of the world's best poker players.
Her premier subject? Everybody's favorite player right now, Fedor Holz. Check it out below. Submit your ideas for players she should draw, too.
3), Barcelona, Ahoy!
That long summer stretch between the World Series of Poker and the start of the next EPT Season is finally, almost, over.
The Red Spade has been beamed into the sky and the continent's best talents are beginning to wing their way to the beaches of Barca as we speak.
Action begins Wednesday, which feels almost too good to be true; check a preview below!