Daily 3-Bet: Coren Five, PCA Jackpot, Suck-Out King

Victoria Coren
Coren: Wealthy and Wise.

The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a mini-compendium of three below-the-radar poker stories worth bringing up to the surface.

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Today in the 3-Bet we take some New Year's advice from Vicky Coren, find out just how much the PCA means to the Atlantis Resort and flash back to a baby-faced final six at the CPA.

1) Vicky Coren’s Five Poker Resolutions

If there's only one poker resolution you make for 2012, we recommend this one from our esteemed poker psychology expert Arthur Reber.

If you insist on being more ambitious and sticking to a few more, the always astute Vicky Coren has five more helpful tips for poker resolutions in her most recent column in the Guardian.

Best of the bunch?

Definitely stop playing weak aces.

Those will kill you.

Read the rest of her tips here, and see her surprisingly impressive cash total for the year as well.

2) Atlantis Resort Loves It Some PCA

Just how important is the PokerStars Carribean Adventure to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas?

Enough to call it a “jackpot,” according to the Nassau Guardian.

A story published this morning quoting the Director of Conference Planning for Atlantis pegs the impact of the nine-day festival at roughly 8,500 room nights.

Atlantis: Loves its poker players.

At roughly $300 a night for a room (give or take) that makes for about $2.5 million in room revenue alone.

Add in some $20 burgers, $15 drinks and the propensity for poker players to spend money and you’re likely looking at enough to run that place for the first six months of the year.

Thanks again, poker players, for making the world go round.

More details here.

3) Vince Van Patten Calls Steve Paul-Ambrose the “Suck Out King”

Remember when the PokerStars.net Caribbean Poker Adventure at the Atlantis was a WPT event and featured on the Travel Channel?

2006 was a special time in poker, and the 2006 CPA certainly was for then-22-year-old Steve Paul-Ambrose who took home $1.3 million for the win.

Coming in to the final table second in chips to David Singer, Ambrose did suck out a few times on his way to victory but more than proved his mettle with an aggressive style that seemed a bit ahead of its time.

Part of the wave of great players from the University of Waterloo, Ambrose was young at 22 but looked practically ancient next to the two 18-year-olds - Micheal Higgins and Ozzy Sheikh - who also made the final table.

This clip is worth a watch for Vince Van Patten calling Ambrose the "suckout king" (in front of his family no less) while simultaneously making a pink t-shirt look like a short-sleeve mock turtleneck.

The bikini-clad interviewer and toast with Budweiser, official beer of the WPT, is also a nice touch.

Watch for daily reports from the 2012 PCA in our news section starting tomorrow.

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