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Daily 3-Bet: Cates Rules, Blom Bank, Gus Clawback
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Today in the 3-Bet we find Dan “Jungleman” Cates sharing his unofficial guide to the unspoken rules of Internet poker, Randy Lew finding the secret home of Viktor “Isildur1” Blom’s bankroll and Gus Hansen beginning the long, slow clawback of his online losses.
1) The “Jungle Book” of Internet Poker
We’ve been sitting on this one for a while to let a few “rules” pile up but it's getting too good to keep under wraps any longer.
Last month Cates tweeted out his plan for a rule book for the "unspoken rules" of Internet poker:
I've decided I'm making my own "Jungle Rule Book" stating unheard of, unspoken laws of internet poker. No, it's not for sale— Daniel Cates (@junglemandan) April 10, 2013
Since, he's been slowly dropping gems on his timeline. Behold:
Jungletip of today (NL)--if the guy in the sb minraises and you're in the big blind, I recommend folding when you have less than two cards— Daniel Cates (@junglemandan) May 1, 2013
Remember, you can't win if you fold— Daniel Cates (@junglemandan) May 1, 2013
After months of research, my colleagues and I have just concluded that PLO is not a rational game. You're welcome.— Daniel Cates (@junglemandan) May 8, 2013
If no limit is the cadillac of poker, PLO is the ferrari, and limit games the prius— Daniel Cates (@junglemandan) May 9, 2013
You need something big to win big pots: Either a big hand, big read, or big balls— Daniel Cates (@junglemandan) May 10, 2013
Funny thing about poker is there are about 50-100 of "the best," and they all think each other sucks— Daniel Cates (@junglemandan) May 13, 2013
What we like most? We have no idea what's coming next. For more of Cates' unique perspective, watch our Easy Game mini-doc we shot with him last year in Malta.
2) Nanonoko Discovers Isildur’s Secret Stash
Ever wonder where Internet kingpin Viktor "Isildur1" Blom gets and/or stashes his seemingly infinite bankroll? PokerStars pro Randy “nanonoko” Lew thinks he’s found the secret:
I hear Viktor Blom lives in London...well I know where he keeps his money now... instagram.com/p/ZVZx97JQaL/— Randy Lew (@nanonoko) May 15, 2013
3) Gus Wins $1.6 Million, Stops Bleeding
It's hard not to be a Gus Hansen fan.
He really sort of revolutionized the live game with his high-variance, wildcard style and he's always been one of the most enjoyable players to watch in any format.
Becasue of that style, of course, Gus is particularly susceptible to the odd downswing or two. And it's been a long, bad run online lately.
The last couple of years have been particularly bad as Gus piled up losses on Full Tilt Poker to the tune of about $8 million.
Good news from yesterday, however, was he finally managed to claw some of that money back.
Hansen played a big session of FLO8 and 2-7 Triple Draw against the likes of Isildur, PostFlopAction and KPR16 and came out ahead $1.6 million for his first big win in a long while.
Whether he can build on it/hold on to it is of course the eternal question, but it's good to see at least some black numbers hit Hansen's profile. More on his latest session on highstakesdb here.