Daily 3-Bet: durrrr Agrees, Deeb Diss, Paris Bound

Tom Dwan
durrrr: Time to play or time to pay.

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Today in the 3-Bet we find Tom "durrrr" Dwan finally agreeing to some specific challenge terms with Dan Cates, Daniel Negreanu takes an unexpected sideswipe at Shaun Deeb and the PokerListings coverage train leaves the station for two glorious weeks in Paris.

1) durrrr Challenge Penalties Set at $40k and Rising

Dan Cates
Cates: Time to get paid.

Remember the "good feeling" Dan "Jungleman12" Cates said he had about the durrrr Challenge seeing some more hands more frequently?

Turns out a pretty precise set of conditions has been agreed to that should see the challenge fiiiiinnnnaaally finish, by our calculations, before next summer.

We think. Some stiff penalties have been put in place that will at least see Cates start recouping some of the money he seems due to make. Cliffs of the agreement:

  • 8k hands to be played in every two-month period (eg. Sept-Oct)
  • Must be available to play 14 days of every two-month period
  • If in any two-month period arbitrators decide a player isn't fulfilling agreement $40k penalty is applied
  • An extra $10k is added to the $40k for each subsequent offense
  • Extenuating circumstances can apply at arbitrators' discretion

More details here. As for period 1, 1,500 hands have been played so far in October with Cates piling another $200k onto Dwan's deficit.

2) Shaun Deeb Angle Shooter? Negreanu Says Kinda

Shaun Deeb
Not the nicest thing said about Deeb.

So we knew Shaun Deeb was at least an occasional slow roller, if the mood hit him and the cameras were on. We also knew he was a bit of a fish when it comes to cash management.

But an angle shooter?

News to us until Daniel Negreanu suggested at EPT London he's had a couple experiences that make him think so. He's also not much of a fan of Deeb's slowroll:

"Shaun was in a situation where there was a lot of money on the table, real money, and someone was about to lose a bunch of it.

"So I think it wasn’t really classy. I know it wasn’t Shaun’s intention to do that, but it was not a funny joke ...

" ... and he sometimes tends to angle-shoot. He once shot an angle at me, too. He was angle-shooting me and at the same time accused me of it. Let’s leave it at that."

Check the full interview here. Negreanu chipped in a bonus needle via Twitter shortly after:

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