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Daily 3-Bet: DNegs +$134k, Mercier Elephant Rub, PKR + MPN
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Today in the 3-Bet we find Daniel Negreanu off to a good start in his cash-game quest, Jason Mercier felt up by an elephant and online poker lone wolf PKR joins the MPN fold.
1) Negreanu Halfway to $250k
Daniel Negreanu always starts his year off with a detailed and challenging list of goals for the year and 2016 was no different.
Among his more far-reaching goals he set for the year were 3 WSOP bracelets, the top 10 in the GPI and $250k profit in high-stakes cash games.
He'll have to wait a bit on goals #1 and #2 but he's already off to a blazing start on #3.
Negreanu returned to the high-stakes cash games in Vegas in good form last weekend with a tidy profit in some new variations.
Posting a "Good Old Fashioned Poker Blog" about it Negreanu says he "got an invite" (how the games work these days) to hit the tables at Aria and made good work of it.
Playing everything from $1k PLO Flips to 2-7 No-Limit Single Draw to Very Crazy Pineapple Negreanu came away with $134,100 in profit after six hours. If you're into the math, that's an hourly of $22,350.
Pretty solid for an old geezer. Read his full report here.
2) Jason Mercier Gets Intimate with an Elephant
Ever get a massage from an elephant? Jason Mercier has, and it turned out surprisingly well. If you consider being lightly stomped and felt up "well."
Ever gotten an elephant massage ?? pic.twitter.com/ZUwcqEwhgu— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) February 9, 2016
How about molested by one?? pic.twitter.com/ZyOBtgPr91— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) February 9, 2016
3) PKR Traffic Grows 6x with Jump to MPN
One of the things we've always liked about online poker site PKR is its followed its own path.
From its signature 3D avatars and quirky add-ons like chip tricks and virtual drinks, you know you're in for a fun time when you log-in to play.
The abundance of good-spirited, beginner poker players doesn't hurt either. And neither should 6x the player pool.
PKR announced this week that after 10 years as an independent poker site it will join the Microgaming Poker Network at the end of February.
Its signature look and feel will remain but when players log in now they'll find:
- 6x as many players
- 3x as many tournaments every day
- Over €3.5m in monthly tournament prizes
- 13 different currencies
- 2 new casinos - PKR Casino and PKR Vegas
Sounds like a win-win. Check out more in our PKR review.