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Daily 3-Bet: Cold Master Thrashing, Guo Yeah, Nanogasm
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Today in the 3-Bet we find Libratus' little brother thrashing in China, Dong Guo showing his chops and Randy "nanonoko' Lew feeling the chimes.
1) Lengpudashi Out Fast
Remember that new 'brother of Libratus' poker AI challenge in China we mentioned yesterday? Things have started off as expected, apparently:
Lengpudashi (Cold Poker Master) up ~65K after first day. Day 2 livestreams start in an hour.— Noam Brown (@polynoamial) April 7, 2017
It's also, amazingly, brought in close to a half million concurrent viewers, which ... wow:
We're demoing our poker bot "Lengpudashi" in China. First day Livestreams apparently had ~500K simultaneous viewers: https://t.co/8oGevSRiXu— Noam Brown (@polynoamial) April 7, 2017
While we've given up on the idea we might ever win one of these challenges again (unless, of course, there's a Jungleman involved) getting 500,000 viewers on a live stream of poker players clicking buttons on (and against) a computer is a win in itself.
2) Guo Bounces Peters, Crushing PSC Macau
Speaking of both the Global Poker League and China ... we were introduced to poker player Dong Guo this past year via his spot on the Hong Kong Stars of the GPL.
A legend in his own right across poker rooms in Asia Guo stepped up to the challenge of playing some of the best players in the world in the GPL and was a fun watch.
His unorthodox play made the commentators apoplectic at times but he certainly had some highlight reel moments and racked up 20 points for the Stars - just 1 point less than Byron Kaverman did for Sao Paulo.
Back in his comfort zone of Macau Guo is putting on another impressive show as we speak as he's second in chips in the PokerStars Championship Macau main event.
He got yesterday started off right by snapping off David Peters for the chip lead and it's been gravy since as he has 2.16m in chips heading into the final 16 tomorrow.
USD $402,862 waits up top for the winner when action picks up again tomorrow at noon local time. Follow all the action live on the PokerStars blog here.
3) Nano Gives In to Call of Wind Chimes
Again speaking of Global Poker League stars and noteworthy moments, this happened: