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Daily 3-Bet: Hach Back, Plaque Attack, Dunst Ankle Shoots
The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a quick-hit rundown of three poker "news" stories worth bringing up from under the radar.
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Today in the 3-Bet we find Joe Hachem back in the Global Poker Index, get a major case of plaque envy from the Aussie Millions and watch WPT Raw Deal host Tony Dunst balancing his tweet range.
1) Hach Back in Top 200 of Global Poker Index
The latest update to the Global Poker Index was posted today and, to no surprise, Erik Seidel and Jason Mercier held on to the top two spots.
Jonathan Duhamel jumped into the top 10 (from #11), Mike "Timex" McDonald dropped out of the top 10 (to #11) and a slew of other great tournament players moved up or down the rankings as usual.
Making a big move, however, to ring in his new ambassadorship with the Asian Poker Tour and the AsianLogic Group was Australia's favorite chiropractor-turned-poker pro, Joe Hachem.
Hachem came flying back into the GPI this week as his third-place finish in the Aussie Millions $100k High Roller event scored him 228 points and rocketed him back up to #177 in the rankings.
$100k High Roller winner Dan Smith, aka KingDan23, also crushed the rankings this week on the back of his $100k finish and jumped up 90 spots all the way to #65.
Check the full updated rankings for this week here.
2) Cash-Game Plaques, So Hot Right Now
The bundles of cash they used on GSN's High Stakes Poker were pretty baller, for sure, but everybody knows what takes you to the next level of money cachet.
Plaques. Flat, plastic stacks of heavy casino plaques.
Because the best way to show how truly above it all you are is to never sully your hands with cash again.
As Daniel Negreanu tweeted along with this great picture of his stack of plaques at the Aussie Millions cash game, plaques are also just "so James Bond."
To paraphrase Chris Rock:
"Bundles of cash make you look rich. Plaques make you look wealthy."
Check out a few more pics from yesterday's cash game in the PL blog and look for more reports later today.
Follow @RealKidPoker on Twitter for some of the best tweets in the game.
3) Tony "Bond_18" Dunst Balances His Tweet Range
Think the lingering resentment towards Full Tilt Poker and its primary owners Chris Ferguson and Howard Lederer has dissipated at all?
Not if the Twitter tempest around a new report that came out yesterday revealing some “secret” accounts of Ferguson is any indication.
Most notably expressing his latent rage was WPT Raw Deal Host Tony Dunst, who made it pretty clear in a couple of tweets what he’d do if he ran into either of those two again:
“If Chris Ferguson shows his face in poker again I'll happily be the first one to drive a stake through that piece of shits ankle.”
Not to give Lederer a pass, he followed that immediately by:
“I'd bring retribution to Lederer too if I weren't so confident that the fat fuck will eat himself to death if he has any money left.”
Just to balance his range, Dunst was back to his more jovial host persona four minutes later when he tweeted:
“Check out season X of the WPT on FSN starting February 12th!”
Follow Dunst on Twitter here to see who gets it next.