Daily 3-Bet: iSeries Odds, More FTP Jobs, Lederer Dupe

Howard Lederer
Lederer: Negreanu bait.

The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a 3-1 favorite making a hope-inspiring move down the home stretch in the afternoon poker news race.

Any suggestions for a future 3-Bet, feel free to drop a note in the comments.

Today in the 3-Bet we find out who the favorite is in the live-bet iSeries, another encouraging round of job postings for Pocket Kings and Daniel Negreanu sharing a close encounter with Howard Lederer and Annie Duke.

1) Negreanu the Favorite in iSeries LIVE – But Not By Much

Maria Ho
Don't sleep on Ho at 10-1.

The much-discussed iSeries LIVE event is set to get underway tomorrow in Dublin and, as of today, the smart betting money is apparently on Daniel Negreanu to win it all.

Overall odds have been set by PaddyPowerPoker (where you can do your live betting) and the current line has Negreanu the favorite at 11/2 – just slightly ahead of Phil Hellmuth at 13/2.

Eoghan O’Dea and Carlos Mortenson are next at 7/1 with German Tobias Renkemeier right behind at 15/2.

James Dempsey, Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott, Marvin Rettenmaier and Faraz Jaka are all at 8/1 while Maria Ho is the underdog at 10-1.

The intriguing format – with 10 players battling it out for $100k in a winner-take-all format and live bets taken from viewers as it happens – is the first of its kind and industry players are certainly watching closely to see what the fan response might be.

With a live stream with hole cards and RIFD chips for accurate chip counts plus a variety of prop bets and last longers to bet on in real time, it's really the ultimate combination of poker past and present and the best of live and online poker.

Read a breakdown of each player’s chances here and watch live here starting at 5 pm GMT tomorrow.

2) More Job Postings Up for Pocket Kings

Chris Ferguson
Former Internal Tool Analyst.

After yesterday’s encouraging news about “urgent” job opps for customer service agents at Full Tilt Poker’s main company Pocket Kings, things progressed even further today with another round of posts on worky.com, a Dublin-based job networking site

The 10 new job posts for Pocket Kings are IT heavy this time with positions offered for a Software Engineer, QA Engineer, Production Operations Manager, Game Systems Analyst and an Internal Tools Developer.

Also interesting were listings for a Database Developer for Payments, a Payment Processing Analyst and a Cashier Analyst with experience in several forms of international online transaction processing required.

Surprisingly, Pocket Kings has yet to update its company profile page and still lists itself as “one of the world’s fastest growing poker sites” and “the only online poker community that allows players to regularly learn, chat and play poker with 28 of world's best poker professionals.”

Check out the list of new jobs here and the company profile here.

3) Negreanu “Squashes Beef” With Howard Lederer and Annie Duke

It’s that time of week again – Negreanu Weekly Rant time.

This week’s episode is a cornucopia of randomness with clips off last week’s cutting-room floor plus musings about his indoor soccer game, his golf swing, a vegan dinner party (note: surprising amount of larger people there) and a degen story about Eric Drache.

Leading it off: An amazing tale of a close encounter with Howard Lederer and Annie Duke …

Bonus 4-Bet: Negreanu's Ex Kriszta Polgar Makes Better Poker-Themed Videos

If Daniel's looking to step up his video blog game, he might want to take a page from ex-girlfriend Kriszta Polgar on how to make a poker-themed video (NSFW, depending heavily on where you work):

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Hank 2012-04-05 01:18:43

I was just starting to think its a windup when the april fools popped up... DN ure such a dick but ure cool enough.

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