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Daily 3-Bet: Hellmuth Touched, Laak Humiliated, Poker for Parts
The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a casual evening stroll through the rolling hills of the less-traveled poker news neighborhood.
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Today in the 3-Bet we find Phil Hellmuth rubbing shoulders with Kiefer Sutherland, Phil Laak and Antonio Esfandiari preparing to humiliate each other again and a new poker movie with the only stakes left to play for.
1) Hellmuth on Touch, Booth Looking for Contact
Fans of the new Fox Series Touch, starring Keifer Sutherland and Danny Glover, will be getting a dose of the Phil Hellmuth experience in the new season.
Hellmuth was in LA for a cameo appearance today and tweeted a picture of himself (above) hanging out on set with Sutherland:
Im on the set of the new Fox Show "Touch" to make a cameo. Shooting a scene w Kiefer Sutherland (@realkiefer) now, fun stuff!
The show's producer is Tim Kring, whom Hellmuth recently name-dropped on Twitter as an acquaintance, so we're guessing he had something to do with the hook up.
Speaking of looking for a Phil Hellmuth cameo, poker pro Brad Booth is looking for one as well.
Booth tweeted ominously on Feb 6 that he was looking for Phil to answer a few questions for him - and soon.
@phil_hellmuth i need to talk to you now Mr Hellmuth-- its your last chance to reach out to me- i expect to hear from u with in 24 hours
Speculation is it has to do with Hellmuth’s UB days, as Booth was one of the main victims of the superuser scam.
Follow Booth on Twitter for the outcome here.
2) Laak and Esfandiari Prepare for Humiliation in Montreal
Poker fans missing the short-lived prop bet series I Bet You starring Phil Laak and Antonio Esfandiari will be able to relive some of the glory days if they can get to Montreal March 1-4.
The Playground Poker Club announced it will be hosting the “Laak & Esfandiari Open” with the two superstars featured.
A $2,000+$200 NLHE heads-up event with a best-of-three format and a $500+$50 NLHE Deepstack tournament are on the schedule along with two special "humiliation" challenges between Laak and Esfandiari.
Whoever busts the earliest in the heads-up event will be humiliated by the other in front of the other players.
The Day 1a and Day 1b players in the Deepstack event will also represent Team Laak and Team Esfandiari, respectively, with the “losing” team bringing another humiliation on their captain.
Also expected to appear at the event are NHL Hall of Famer Guy Carbonneau and poker pros Erik Cajelais and Mike “Timex” McDonald.
More about the event here.
3) King’s Men Say Only Thing Left to Play for is Body Parts
London-based film company Capital Films has produced a new “proof of concept” trailer for an upcoming poker movie called The King's Men.
Who are the King's Men?
Apparently poker enthusiasts who pay £250,000 to join an underground club where "the only thing left to gamble” looks to be body parts.
They keep the twist hidden, but the excessive blood and creepy doctor scenes in the trailer suggest some sort of bet my left arm or more angle.
Currently in pre-production and re-casting, Capital Films calls it a "lean crime thriller with an edgy, grimy atmosphere."