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Daily 3-Bet: Hellmuth DeathWish, Poker BackUp Plan, PNIA 100
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Today in the 3-Bet we find another stellar Phil Hellmuth performance, a reminder for aspiring pros and Poker Night in America turns 100.
1) All Night, All Day
It's not Bulletproof Coffee, and we can't confirm it's the "World's Strongest Coffee" as it claims, but Phil Hellmuth is in a new commercial so for that we give Death Wish Coffee some props in the 3-Bet.
If you use the code PokerCentral you can also get $3 off on your next purchase. And maybe it's just us but the bleeped swear words thing still makes us laugh.
2) What's Your Back Up Plan?
We've always believed (and still do) that poker is one of the toughest professions but best hobbies in the world.
Even back when it was "easy," it was hard.
And these days, as poker pros JC Tran and Daniel Negreanu have graciously reminded us, when it's even harder than that it's best to have a back-up plan:
Big advice for anyone who wants to play poker for a living: Have a backup plan! Poker is tougher than ever before. Good luck!!!— JC TRAN (@jctran23) December 13, 2016
Good advice. What was your backup plan when starting out? Or do you think it was so much easier back then that you didn't need one? https://t.co/Yo13CRUfIa— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) December 13, 2016
Mike "Timex" McDonald has an even more pointed message for those hoping to "go pro":
Advice for anyone who wants to play poker for a living: don't. You missed poker's window of opportunity but keep your eyes open for others https://t.co/fFuD2dkIUU— Mike McDonald (@MikeMcDonald89) December 13, 2016
And then again? On any given day, anyone can win. What a game, huh?
3) Poker Night in America Hits Episode 100
Another then again? When Poker Night in America was launched in 2013 more than a few people said it didn't stand a chance.
Poker was dead in the US. No one watched it on TV anymore. And without the return of online poker it was the beginning of the end for the game in the country that founded it.
Yesterday PNIA posted Episode 27 of Season 4 - aka its 100th episode. The game just can't be stopped! And we'll see you in Season 10 of the Global Poker League, naysayers (maybe)!
Enjoy Episode 100 below, though: