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Daily 3-Bet: Galfond Deep, Doyle Out, He's Allen Cunningham!
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Today in the 3-Bet we find one-half of the Galfond family cashing at the WSOP, Doyle changes his mind and a real-life flashback to a final-table legend.
1) Galfond Goes Deep!
After yesterday's big hype of the potential talent on the $10k 2-7 Lowball Championship final table, we saw that more or less delivered as they hit the final nine yesterday.
Bracelet winners John Monnette, Mike Gorodinsky and Paul Volpe all made it into the final 9 along with major talents Mike Leah and Darren Elias.
Surprisingly not in that final nine, though, is one Phil Galfond, who slipped out of the Top 10 and busted in 21st yesterday - out of the money altogether.
It wasn't a complete wash for the Galfond family, however, as Galfond's wife Farah did her share to increase the family's ROI yesterday.
She impressively made it through to Day 3 of the $1,500 Millionaire Maker with just 136 players left:
Eventually a Galfond had to make a deep run. https://t.co/yeBgklQxrd— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) June 13, 2017
With 190k in chips she's on the shorter end of the chip spectrum but with perhaps the world's best poker coach in her corner who knows just how far she can take them. She's also locked up $8,054 already.
Another exciting day fires up at the Rio in a couple of hours so tune in for all the live updates on WSOP.com and live streaming on PokerGO.
2) Not Looking Good for Doyle Appearance
Well, that glimmer of hope we had last month that the Godfather, Doyle Brunson, would take a few shots at $10k WSOP events won't come to fruition:
If I was to bet someone your dad @TexDolly was going to play at least 1 event this year what kind of odds should I be getting??— Tim Henry (@melaexec) June 11, 2017
100,000,000,000 to 1 https://t.co/Y6DtHiWjWy— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) June 12, 2017
Here's hoping all is well health-wise in the Brunson family and, if a miracle river can be found, Doyle will still consider blessing the Main Event with his indomitable poker spirit.
3) He's Allen Cunningham!
That old Norman Chad ESPN bit never got old for us and neither does seeing the legends of the game - the ones who inspired most of us to pick up cards in the first place - still plying their trade among all of us plebs during the World Series.
There's no game quite like poker where an average player can enter a single tournament and be seated next to one of the game's icon, so take it in when you get the chance.