Daily 3-Bet: Farber Robbed, Hellmuth Devalued, Sylvia's Island

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Today in the 3-Bet we find WSOP runner-up Jay Farber paying the price for being in the public eye, poker writer Lee Davy nails exactly why Phil Hellmuth is actually underrated as a player and fellow WSOP runner-up Jesse Sylvia talks buying an island (an island!) on MTV.

1) Farber Robbed Two Days Before Security System Installed

Semi-old news by now but 2013 WSOP runner-up Jay Farber had his house in Las Vegas robbed over the weekend while he was out to dinner.

Not the kind of thing us low rollers have to worry about but, you know, should you ever come in second in the Main Event, keep it in mind.

2) Phil Hellmuth is Underestimated

He touched on it briefly in his Rant this week but poker writer Lee Davy went whole hog on his Phil Hellmuth theory in a new post on CalvinAyre today.

Phil Hellmuth
He's a survivor.
 

The gist? Despite his reputation as a cash-game fish and a questionable short-stack player, Phil Hellmuth is still one of the greatest players the game has ever seen.

In other words, he's not "lucky" as poker players seem to think. He's good. And he found 10 very good reasons to show why Hellmuth's dominated the WSOP for the past 25 years.

Our favorite reason? The man knows how to survive.

Read the full piece here.

3) Jesse Sylvia Island Shopping in Panama

Speaking of WSOP runner-ups who have come into some cash ...

Jesse Sylvia
Island shopper.
 

Last week 2012 WSOP Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia appeared on MTV's True Life: I'm a New Millionaire. The reality show features, well, people who have recently come into money and the pressures that come with newfound wealth.

Among Sylvia's pressures? Finding the right island to buy off the coast of Panama:

"I will buy an island in the next 15 years for sure," he says. "It will be in Bocas del Toro, where I will build and run a hostel. 15 years! You can quote me on that!"

It also, of course, entailed some more practical decisions. Pretty interesting, all in all. Watch the full episode here.

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