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Daily 3-Bet: HoldemX History, Scheinbergs Out, SHR Cash Game Streaming
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at the development of HoldemX, a debunked rumor about the Scheinbergs getting back with PokerStars and the SHR Cash Game now streaming on Poker Central.
1) The Making of HoldemX
So you can finally play HoldemX and the overall verdict on the game seems to be pretty positive so far with well-known pros Jonathan Little and Maria Ho among the many that have been streaming their experiences with it.
But how did HoldemX come to be anyways?
Max Rabinovitch, the head of marketing and product development for Mediarex Entertainment, made an interesting post on Facebook today about the development of HoldemX.
Apparently in the beginning they wanted to emulate games like Hearthstone with dragons and explosions to appeal to a different demographic.
Fortunately they toned that down in the final version and ended up settling on the game-changing bonus deck of Xcards.
Interestingly originally you were just given the Xcards randomly. It wasn't until later that they added the drafting aspect to the game.
Some fascinating stuff, especially if you have interest in game design. You can check out the whole post here.
2) Scheinbergs Stay Out of PokerStars Bid
There’s a good chance several poker players’ hearts nearly skipped a beat when the heard the rumor that the Scheinbergs, the original owners of PokerStars, were involved with Amaya CEO David Baazov’s bid to once again take the company private.
Sadly it appears that it was nothing more than a rumor with no actual facts to back it up.
The original rumor appeared in a news report by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming but they’ve since told the Online Gaming Report that an Amaya spokesperson has confirmed that the Scheinberg’s will not be involved with the Baazov’s offer.
It seemed unlikely the Scheinbergs would get involved with online poker again after finally selling their company in 2014 after more than a decade in the industry.
3) Super High Roller Cash Game Now on Poker Central
Got a hankering for some cash game poker content? Do you miss GSN’s High-Stakes Poker?
We’ve got some good news for you. The first four episodes of the Super High Roller Series Cash Game are now available for streaming on Poker Central.
You can watch them any time of day, 24/7 on a variety of devices including Xbox One, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
Here’s the latest clip from the show that showcases Bill Perkins finally getting the best of Rick Solomon in a massive $472k pot.