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Daily 3-Bet: D-Negs Putts, PNIA App Freeroll, Kakhmazov Cocktail
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Daniel Negreanu putting his way to a new position, a brand-new PNIA app and a Russian making waves in Vegas.
1) Negreanu: Putt-Putt King?
Daniel Negreanu has a new ambassador role but it’s not for PokerStars or any other poker-related company.
Instead Negreanu will be an ambassador for the Major Series of Putting, which will take place Oct. 27-Nov. 5 in Las Vegas.
"I'm thrilled to collaborate with MSOP while also joining the competition as a player in Championship events," said Negreanu in a statement.
"I happen to be one of the top five putters in the world, according to me, and as someone who enjoys a leisurely game of golf, this is a great opportunity to school other competitors.”
It makes sense considering Negreanu is an avid golfer and definitely into ‘Series of all kinds.
The MSOP will offer a wide variety of putting tournaments including singles and team events in stroke play and match play formats with an exclusive high roller tournament. There will be millions of dollars in prize money.
Swap the M for a W and that sure sounds like another famous series that’s currently running in Las Vegas.
2) Free Seat on PNIA in New App Freeroll
Poker Night in America has a new play-money poker app and users have a shot at winning a seat to real-life PNIA event.
The app itself should be familiar to anyone who’s played the likes of Zynga Poker or WSOP play money but the integration with PNIA live events is a unique feature.
Anyone who plays five hands on the PNIA in America app and signs up for an account is eligible to enter the PNIA sweepstakes.
Initially up for grabs is a $5k buy-in to a PNIA live event where lucky winners might have the chance to rub shoulders with the likes of Phil Hellmuth, Jennifer Tilly, Doug Polk or Shaun Deeb.
PNIA promises more prizes for play-money players in the future including private poker lessons with poker pros and the chance to play in live-streamed events.
The PNIA app was designed by KamaGames, which also operates popular poker app Pokerist, and is available for both iOS and Android.
3) Nadar Kakhmazov Spins Up $1m+ in Two Weeks of Vegas
The dream is alive. Russian Nadar Kakhmazov went to Las Vegas in June with a scant $225k in lifetime live tournament earnings.
Thanks to last night Kakhmazov is now up to $1,245,254 in earnings.
How did the Russian accomplish that?
Last night he topped the 574-player field in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event (a favorite amongst poker pros) to win $580,338.
Earlier in the month Kakhmazov took down the 3,273-entry Mid-Stakes Poker Tour Main Event at the Venetian for $440,029.
Incredibly it doesn’t end there either. Just before heading to Vegas, Kakhmazov made the final table of PokerStars Championship event in Sochi and eventually finished 8th for $62,743.
At this rate you should expect Kakhmazov to be at the WSOP Main Event final table at the end of July.