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Daily 3-Bet: Cates Bail Money, Sticky at the Bike, Spock + Poker
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Today in the 3-Bet we find Dan "Jungleman" Cates getting a (very small) return on his bail money investment, Twitch stream icon StickyRice goes live and we agonize over the missed melding of Spock and poker.
1) Jungleman: Made $63 on $1m Bond
Now that Macau high-stakes poker reg Richard Yong has been freed from charges stemming from last summer's Vegas sportsbetting indictment, the poker players who backed him in the moment are also seeing a reprieve in the form of returned bail money.
For Dan "Jungleman" Cates, it's even come with a small bonus:
So I got my bail money back for RIchard Yong... And a little something extra. Turns out the I made a cool 63$ interest on that cash. Ty gov!— Daniel Cates (@junglemandan) February 27, 2015
Hard to imagine what he'd spend it on, but we're sure he'll find something. We've heard the Spin & Gos on PokerStars payout pretty well.
If you're up for 2 hours or so to find out the latest on Jungleman, check his recent podcast with ChicagoJoey Ingram here.
2) StickyRice LiveattheBike; Horse Head Involved
We were chastised on Twitter last week for not giving LiveattheBike any love in our Periodic Table of Stuff Poker Players Like and, after watching some of the stream last night, we see why. It's pretty damn fun.
Especially with characters like StickyRice onboard. Needless to say, things got a bit weird. Check the full show below:
3) RIP Leonard Nimoy
As you likely already know, actor Leonard Nimoy died last night in Los Angeles at age 83.
It was often speculated his most famous character, Star Trek's Mr. Spock, would have been the ultimate poker player but alas we never got to see it actualized on screen.
They did get close, though, alluding to it in an episode called "The Corbomite Maneuver" with Spock expressing interest in learning the game.
Oh, what might have been. Check a clip of the scene below.
We have no doubt he was an excellent Fizzbin player, though. RIP Mr. Nimoy.