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Daily 3-Bet: Gus Resurfaces, All-In Kitchen, Henson Beats Cloutier
The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a three-course tasting menu of mid-afternoon poker news with bitter, sweet and salty notes of flavor.
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Gus Hansen investing in new Bridge technology, the All-In Kitchen and the biggest WSOPC event in history.
1) Gus Hansen a Major Backer of New Bridge Technology
So that’s what Gus Hansen has been up to!
Since Full Tilt Poker axed “The Professionals”, Gus Hansen has been MIA in the poker world other than a few losing sessions online.
It turns out Hansen is a major investor in a product called Bridge+More that will assist in dealing and speeding up bridge tournaments (the card game not the structure).
Hansen has considerable experience in Bridge and even won the Copenhagen Bridge Invitational with a partner in 2010.
According to an article with business.dk, Hansen is investing millions, which is a little surprising considering the multi-million dollar downswing he’s been on in online poker over the last year.
Perhaps Hansen’s been winning on the backgammon circuit or maybe he’s found a super soft high-stakes bridge game with royalty.
Either way it’s nice to see The Great Dane in the news again.
2) London Restaurant Offers “Pay by Poker”
The city of London is home to a lot of culinary firsts and “Pay by Poker” is yet another.
That’s right PokerStars and Jones & Sons have teamed up to offer a poker-themed menu from Jan. 19-21, dubbed “The All-In Kitchen.”
The menu will feature items such as “Royal Flush of King Crab Thermidor” or “Queen Scallops” with “Flop, Turn and River” courses.
Before the meal diners will be treated to a turbo-charged poker game (just three hands!).
Those who finish with 10,000 chips or more will get a free dinner, between 5,000-10,000 your dinner is £5 and finally if you finish with less than 5,000 chips your dinner is £10. Each one is a pretty good deal considering it’s a three-course meal.
Now the bad part: it’s completely sold out. You can head to the website to see if there are any more openings in the future.
Interesting idea though and we definitely like the synergy between restaurants and poker.
Maybe soon you'll be able to play Sit & Go’s for a chance to eat at Noma in Copenhagen or Robuchon in Las Vegas.
3) Ray Henson Beats TJ Cloutier in Biggest WSOPC Ever
Talk about an old-school throwback.
While all the young online pros are battling it out at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas, WSOPC Choctaw was busy setting records.
The $365 re-entry event ended up being the biggest in WSOPC history with a total of 4,053 entries.
Interestingly there were a couple very well known players at the final table in WSOP legend T.J. Cloutier and Ray Henson.
In the end it was Henson that came out on top beating Cloutier to take the $197,588 first-place prize while Cloutier had to settle for the second-place payout of $122,040.
It’s been awhile since we saw Cloutier at the WSOP (he was MIA at the 2014 series) but maybe with the fresh influx of cash we’ll see him in Vegas this summer so long as he can avoid the pit.
Cloutier has over $10 million in lifetime live tournament earnings and six WSOP bracelets.