Daily 3-Bet: Buddiga Bags Aria $25k, Sorkin’s Game, Poker Swag

Pratyush Buddiga
Pratyush Buddiga: the new King of Aria!

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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Pratyush Buddiga crushing the Aria $25k, more information about Aaron Sorkin adapting Molly’s Game and the craziest poker swag.

1) Pratyush Buddiga Outlasts Larry Wright in Aria $25k

Larry Wright
Good guy Larry Wright.

Former spelling bee champ Pratyush Buddiga has established himself as a skilled high roller with big scores at the Guangdong Millions and APPT ACOP High Roller.

Now has an outright victory to his name.

Buddiga outlasted 59 players and beat Larry Wright heads-up in the latest Aria $25,000 high roller to win $543,683 early this morning.

The heads-up match between Buddiga and Wright proved to be one of epic nature with nearly four hours needed to settle a winner.

Wright took home $343,380 for second place but actually donated most of his winnings to charity.

Brian Rast, Roger Sippl, Max Altergott, Jason Koon and Doug Polk also made the final table.

2) Emails Surface About Aaron Sorkin's Adaptation of Molly’s Game

The infamous Sony Studios email leak is still in full swing and details have emerged about Aaron Sorkin's proposed adaptation of Molly’s Game.

According to a variety of outlets Sony Chair Amy Pascal wasn’t pleased that Sorkin wanted to adapt Molly’s Game.

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Molly Bloom

Pascal emailed her colleagues saying that Sorkin is “broke” and then implied he was sleeping with the author and that’s why he wanted to adapt the book so badly.

Sorkin has since refuted both of those claims in the New York Times in an op-ed titled “The Sony Hack and the Yellow Press.”

We still don’t quite understand how you film Molly’s Game without Tobey Maguire, Leo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck getting on board, which seems unlikely.

If Sorkin can’t do the adaptation of Molly’s Game perhaps he can write the screenplay for the eventual movie about the ongoing Sony Hack. You know it’s coming.

3) Full Tilt Poker Robes for Everyone!

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The WSOP in 2006.

The halcyon days of poker in the mid-2000s seem like a distant memory and it’s easy to forget just how big the game was in 2003-2006.

The recent thread on TwoPlusTwo “what is the worst poker collectible from the boom” will certainly take you back to the glory days.

We’re talking hockey jerseys, plaques, bobble heads, trading cards and more.

Of course we had the pleasure of reporting on the 2006 WSOP so we certainly snagged some truly awful poker swag.

Some of our favorites were the UltimateBet money clip (actually protects your money!), Greg Raymer hat and a free copy of Lucky You.

What’s your worst piece of poker swag?

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