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Today in the 3-Bet we find Dan Bilzerian spilling about his biggest poker moments, $23 million in online poker tourneys and Living Legend Mike Sexton turns 70.
1) "I Never Want to Be the Best"
Dan Bilerzian is a peripheral figure in poker as he really never plays in any of the big high-stakes cash games or tournament we in the poker-watching public get to sweat.
He's referred to as a "poker player" a lot, though, and tales of the private high-stakes games where he's made his millions are rife in mainstream media pieces on him.
While we've heard bits and pieces of those stories before, Bilzerian recently sat down for an in-depth interview with sports reporter Graham Bensinger and revealed a few more details.
In particular he talks about a $10k/$25k Heads-Up No-Limit match against a billionaire who "always had him covered." Bilzerian says he won $12.8m over a few sessions and had $18m on the table - a figure always at risk whenever the billionaire shoved. Check out the clip below:
Bilzerian's poker skills are frequently mocked in the poker forums but it's hard to argue with his understanding of how it works as a money-making tool:
"That was kind of my thing about poker. I never want to be the best poker player. I just want to play against super rich guys that weren't very good ... I didn't mind people thinking I was a rich trust fund kid. That helped me get into really good games."
2) Biggest Online Poker Weekend Ever?
Quietly slipping under the radar this week is the fact we're heading into one of the biggest weekends in online poker history.
You read that right. After three weeks of amazing tournament action on PokerStars, partypoker and 888poker the big Fall tournament series on each site are coming to an end.
With 8 tournaments with $1m guarantees and $23m GTD total this Sunday might be the hottest tournament day ever in online poker.
Check out the biggest guarantee events on the schedule Sunday:
- 17.00 PokerStars $530 WCOOP Sunday Warm-Up ($1m GTD)
- 18.30 partypoker $1,050 Championship Final Phase ($1m GTD)
- 18.30 partypoker $5,200 Championship Final Phase ($1.5m GTD)
- 20.00 PokerStars $5,200 WCOOP Main Event ($10m GTD)
- 20.00 PokerStars $215 WCOOP Low Main-Event ($2m GTD)
- 20.00 888poker $1,050 XL Eclipse Main Event ($1.5m GTD)
- 20.00 partypoker $215 Championship ($1m GTD)
- 20.00 partypoker $1,050 Highroller ($1.5m GTD)
Seems like a good weekend to take a shot at something, yeah? Also still plenty of lower buy-in events to take advantage of on Saturday so don't hesitate - get in there!
3) Mike Sexton is 70!
It might be against his wishes but we're gonna wish Mike Sexton a very happy 70th birthday anyway. HB to one of poker's great ambassadors!