Daily 3-Bet: Colman Training, New High Rollers, Thank You Poker

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In today’s 3-Bet we’ll take a look at one-on-one training from $22m man Dan Colman, new faces in the EPT Malta High Roller and reasons to be thankful for poker.

1) One Day Left to Bid on Dan Colman Training

Olivier Busquet
Act now and we'll throw in an Olivier Busquet.

Feel like you might be able to learn something from the poker player who won $22 million in a single year?

Dan Colman and Olivier Busquet are offering one-on-one poker training with the proceeds going to the One Drop foundation.

There’s only one day left to bid on the unique experience and at the time this article was published the leading bid was only $3,000.

That’s pretty good considering it also includes the buy-in for the Little One for One Drop, three nights in a Caesars Palace Suite and dinner for two at Nobu.

Will you win $22 million in live tournaments if you win the bid? Probably not but it’s all for a good cause so you can’t go wrong.

Make a bid here.

2) EPT Malta High Roller Begins with New Faces

It’s been years since the European Poker Tour debuted a new stop that’s getting as much buzz as EPT Malta.

Indeed most poker feeds are lit up with photos of the beaches, food and sights of the beautiful Mediterranean island. Of course we’ve been saying it for years at our own Battle of Malta.

Martin Jacobson
Everyone knows this high roller.

The EPT High Roller began today and it’s nice to see some new faces in the chip counts.

Ivan Luca, Alexandros Kolonias, Agshin Rasulov and Daniel Dvoress are just a few of the relatively unknown players who plunked down €25,000 to play.

Of course all the old favorites are in on the action as well with Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Martin Jacobson, Jonathan Duhamel, Olivier Busquet and Philipp Gruissem and many other pros in the mix.

At the dinner break there were already 65 entries, which means it’s very likely to be the biggest prize pool in Maltese poker history.

3) Kristy Arnett: "Thank You, Poker"

Kristy Arnett
Kristy Arnett at the WSOP in 2014.

It’s easy to focus on all the negative aspects of poker.

There are plenty of scandals, money-grubbers and shady people to keep gossip chasers busy.

The thing is poker is also a lot of fun and there are, quite literally, hundreds of genuinely good things about it.

Ex-Poker News and CardPlayer video host Kristy Arnett decided to write a blog post titled “Thank You Poker” about all the ways she’s benefited from the game and it’s a really nice change of pace.

She thanks approachable poker pros, pioneers, passionate fans, meticulous tournament directors and even degen gamblers for teaching us all when to stop.

Arnett even met her husband through poker so it’s safe to say the game has had a huge impact on her life.

While it might not be quite as big a deal for most people, what do you still enjoy about poker?

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