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Daily 3-Bet: Chafak Reads Bilzerian, Dan Cates Wins REG, New PokerListings App
The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a belated love letter to the mid-afternoon poker news world from a hopelessly naive romantic.
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Miss Finland Sara Chafak giving her honest assessment of Dan Bilzerian, Dan Cates winning a charity event and the brand-new PokerListings app.
1) Sara Chafak on Dan Bilzerian: “Seems Like a Broken-heart Story”
And now a different take on the gun-totting, pornstar-throwing, musclebound Dan Bilzerian.
Recent Shark Cage star Sara Chafak thinks Bilzerian is heartbroken according to a recent interview she did with PokerListings.
Sara Chafak: I have this picture of a vulnerable guy, whose heart was once broken in the worst way possible. He is just processing those feelings by thinking women are just simply pieces of meat, nothing else. It’s like he’s at a meat shop choosing “you, you and you will come along with me.”
I am sure that under the hard shelf there is sweet little person inside. I’m not sure of course and can’t swear on it. (laughs)
It might be that he has bigger issues with himself. However the picture I have of him is that he has a big broken heart – and he is just replacing those feeling he has inside with money, show business and building a reputation... being overly-manly, macho and burning money… All that one can get from publicity. It just seems to me like a normal “broken heart story.”
2) Dan “Jungleman” Cates Wins REG Charity Event
Dan Cates has been quietly compiling a very solid year with an Alpha8 win for $500k and a second place in the EPT Grand Final $100k High Roller for $1.7 million.
Well Cates just won arguably the most important tournament of the year: The first-ever REGcharity event at Aria last night with proceeds going towards GiveWell.org.
There’s no word on whether Cates actually won anything individually for his efforts but REG and GiveWell.org were certainly the true winners.
Of course you don’t have to be the jungleman to give to an amazing charity. You can just head over to the REG website to learn more.
It’s worth noting that Cates is also up $2.8 million online this year so it’s safe to say 2014 has been kind to him.
Meanwhile time hasn’t been as kind to some of Cates’ online contemporaries such as Tom Dwan, who has pretty much dropped off the poker map at this point. Simply still being around in online poker is a massive achievement.
First ever @REGcharity @GiveWell poker tournament was a success and we have a winner!! Congrats @junglemandan pic.twitter.com/OFVfuc8m23— Renae Garcia (@DearRenaeGarcia) December 18, 2014
3) PokerListings Launches All-in Poker Guide App on iOS, Android
We don’t like to toot our horn (OK, we do, in fact we love tooting any horn) but we just released the PokerListings “All-in Poker Guide” to the iPad and Android tablets.
The Poker Guide app features a variety of our news and strategy content as well as promos for various poker sites.
Here’s a preview of what you’ll find: