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Daily 3-Bet: GPL Sleepers, Salsberg Weeper, Fedor Crashes in NZ
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Today in the 3-Bet we find some intriguing latecomers for the GPL draft, Matt Salsberg on the edge of tears and Fedor Holz risking bodily harm in New Zealand.
1) Olivier Busquet Anyone?
The list of 203 eligible players for today's Global Poker League draft has been out for a week now and Managers have likely pored over it dozens of times to eye potential draftees.
Only hitch? Apparently not all of the eligible names made it to the list:
I'm draftable for GPL despite not being on the initial list - can't wait to start thanking sponsors— Olivier Busquet (@olivierbusquet) February 25, 2016
I couldn't get to LA for the @GPL draft but am eligible despite not being listed on the PokerNews list. Hope I'm drafted looks like fun!— Dan O'Brien (@DanOBrienPoker) February 25, 2016
With one of the best heads-up players in the world in Busquet now up for grabs that likely won't make things any easier for Chris Moneymaker:
In room getting final @gpl draft prep done. So many good players and good guys to choose from makes it tough— Chris Moneymaker (@CMONEYMAKER) February 25, 2016
2) Get That Man a Ticket
As one of the funniest people in poker - and a former WPT Player of the Year - Weeds writer Matt Salsberg would be a pretty solid pick for any team in the GPL draft.
Dozens of impossibly talented players will leave disappointed today, though, and Salsberg is prepared with a pretty good plan B:
I'll only go to the @gpl draft if i can be assured that if I'm not drafted they get a reaction shot of me crying and it goes viral.— matt salsberg (@msalsberg) February 25, 2016
3) Is There a Clause in the GPL Contract for That?
Young German superstar Fedor Holz is a lock to go in the first 10 picks of today's draft and is clearly looking forward to getting involved in the project, wherever he lands:
By the looks of this video he just posted, though, his Team Manager might want to work something into his contract about personal injury. This is a standing-up league, after all: