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Daily 3-Bet: Cash-Rich Laliberté, Jet-Set Cash Game, Jacob Survives
The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a veritable circus of mid-afternoon poker news but no clowns. Never clowns.
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Guy Laliberté potentially getting one hell of a payday, an interesting cash game in the Czech Republic and Alex Jacob surviving a close call on Jeopardy!
1) Guy Laliberté Sells Cirque du Soleil, Time for Poker?
Guy Laliberté has sold his massive Cirque du Soleil empire, according to reports out of Montreal.
Although the sale has not been officially confirmed multiple reports have the enormous circus brand being sold to American and Chinese private equity firms.
It’s not a complete surprise as earlier this year Laliberté said he was looking to sell as much as 90% of the company.
It’s rumored the company sold for less than the $2 billion that Laliberté was looking to get.
Regardless, an extra $1b+ might give Laliberté a desire to spread at least some of it on a poker table.
Laliberté was famously rumored to have lost $20+ million playing on Full Tilt Poker under the screen names noatima, patatino and LadyMarmalade in the late 2000s.
2) Colman, Cates in Celebrity Cash Kings Game
Some of the most celebrated poker players in the world will take part in a cash game in Prague just before the EPT Grand Final in Monaco.
Dan Colman, Dan “jungleman12” Cates, Philipp Gruissem, Liv Boeree, Max Altergott and George Danzer are just a sampling of the big-name pros taking part.
The Celebrity Cash Kings Game will be hosted by King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik. It will start at €50/€100 No-Limit Hold’em but potentially crank up the blinds as time goes on.
Does that mean the participants will miss out on the EPT Grand Final €100k, which begins on April 30? Nope.
All the players will get to fly in a private jet straight to Monaco after the game ends. Sick life.
The invitation-only event will take place April 26-27 and the entire game will be live streamed so poker players will get a chance to view all the action.
3) Alex Jacob Wins 4th Straight Jeopardy! in Stunning Fashion
Former poker pro Alex Jacob won his fourth straight episode on Jeopardy! last night, but it wasn’t quite as easy as his first few go-rounds.
This time around it came down to Final Jeopardy where Jacob successfully knew the final question after wagering $10,000. If he got it wrong he would have been eliminated.
Instead Jacob won and is now up to $109,401 in four-days of Jeopardy!. Check out his latest episode below.