Daily 3-Bet: Hall Wins $1m, J-Merc + Natasha, Top $$$ NLHE Pots

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Give it up for Jason Mercier, Natasha Barbour... and Marshmellow.

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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Tom Hall cashing in huge on that weight-loss bet, the biggest wedding in poker history and Doug Polk’s read on the top five most lucrative online pots.

1) Tom Hall Crushes Weight Loss Bet

At a certain point you’ve got to start wondering why poker pros even bother with weight-loss bets these days.

Tom Hall
Don't bet against Tom Hall.

It seems the person attempting to lose the weight is always the heavy favorite.

Hong Kong cash game crusher/businessman Tom Hall is the latest participant to cash in on a weight-loss bet: this time to the tune of $950,000.

As per the stipulations of the bet Hall dropped from 253 lbs to 227 lbs in under two months. He actually finished at 225.4 lbs and his betting partner agreed to buyout for $950,000.

In addition during the span of the bet Hall was not allowed to buy any wine, luxury items of any kind of electronics over $100.

Hall posted a rather lengthy write-up on Facebook on how he completed the bet if you’re looking for a little insight.

He also posted this photo, which illustrates just how many Starworld HK$100k plaques he won from the bet.

2) Jason & Natasha 4 Ever!

Arguably the biggest wedding in poker history went down this weekend with Floridians Jason Mercier and Natasha Barbour getting hitched.

The guest list was pretty much a who’s who of the poker world with Daniel Negreanu, Liv Boeree, Igor Kurganov, Mustapha Kanit and many others in attendance.

Of course the biggest star, as usual, was the couple’s signature dog Marshmellow who always seems to be at the center of attention whether it’s Mercier winning yet another WSOP bracelet or Barbour making a final table.

3) Doug Polk Analyzes Top 5 Biggest Pots

Remember the golden age of online poker when Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and co were trading the equivalent of mansions back and forth on Full Tilt Poker every day?

Doug Polk remembers and is giving his thoughts on the top five biggest NLHE pots ever played in a new video.

Polk is uniquely qualified to comment on said pots because he’s actually played games approaching that size.

Click below and learn:

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