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Daily 3-Bet: Burning Man Bound, WPT Hits $1b, Trickett vs. Isildur1
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at poker pros heading to Burning Man, the WPT hitting the $1b milestone and a loaded partypoker cash game.
1) Burning Man, Ho!
You know that part of the year where all the cool kids in poker get on their bus and head to summer camp? Well it’s here!
The annual Burning Man social media blackout is officially upon us with Antonio Esfandiari and crew leading the way as usual.
Expect poker Twitter to calm down slightly over the coming week and then crank up the following week with a series of photos and life-changing realizations.
All kidding aside it’s interesting that Burning Man has become a refuge for Silicon Valley big shots and poker pros alike. Basically people with a lot of money, which is surprising considering how the event began.
Regardless Burning Man has become somewhat of an institution in the poker world and things will likely be a little quieter for the next week.
Check below for Esfandiari’s official sign-off from social media for the week.
There's also a bonus observation about Scott Seiver at Burning Man that brings the LOLs.
2) WPT Awards One Billionth Dollar in Prize MOney
It’s official: The World Poker Tour has awarded over $1 billion in prize money over its storied 16 seasons.
The $1b-mark was passed yesterday when TJ Shepherd busted in 47th place to take home $10,405 and one heck of a story to tell friends and family.
Shepherd received a bonus seat into next year’s Legends of Poker as well as accommodations. It’s a remarkable achievement for the WPT, which started way back in 2002 with the first event attracting a modest 146-entry field.
Here’s Shepherd talking about being a part of WPT history:
3) Blom, Trickett, Tsoukernik Clash in partypoker Cash Game
Poker fans may be struggling through some cash game withdrawals after witnessing the wonder that was the revitalized Poker After Dark earlier this month.
It should be a good one and action kicks off at 7 p.m. CET today. You can watch the stream below: