Daily 3-Bet: Isildur on Fire, 100 in the Ears, PLOMG Subs

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This Blom is on fire.

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Today in the Daily 3-Bet we find a major bankroll boost for Viktor Blom, a major milestone for Poker in the Ears and the PLO cavalry arrives on PAD.

1) Not So Fast, Go0se!

Remember last week when the newest 'mystery' sensation to hit the poker world, Steffen 'Go0se.core!' Sontheimer, ran wild at the Poker Masters?

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Still got it, Fonzie style.

It evoked a few memories of the glory days of online poker back in 2008/2009 when a young unknown from Sweden stormed onto the scene and had the poker world glued to his every move.

That mystery man, of course, was Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom - a guy who's star had begun to fade somewhat over the past few years due to some game selection/bankroll issues.

Turns out Blom isn't quite ready to give up the mantle of poker's best mystery man. Not only did Blom win his first WCOOP title this month, he made 4 final tables and cashed for close to half a million dollars.

Yesterday he did that all in one fell swoop when he finished second to legendary nemesis Ben Tollerene in the $25k partypoker Super High Roller for $529,272 - outlasting Sontheimer's pal/mentor Fedor Holz in the process.

That's a tidy $1m+ injected in the bankroll of one of online poker's most notorious splurge grinders. HU4rollz with Go0se.core! in Trickett's Room incoming?

2) Poker in the Ears Hits 100

If you've yet to listen to the Poker in the Ears podcast, you're missing out.

Hosted by PokerStars live stream heartthrob Joe Stapleton and his work wife James Hartigan, it's always a delightful run-through of the latest poker world news plus varied, obscure pop culture tidbits and lewd sexual innuendo.

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Hilarity ensues.

Sounds good, right?

There's no better time to break your PitE seal as their ultra-special 100th episode was recorded live on stage at The Hippodrome in London just a couple nights ago. What, exactly, does this special edition feature?

  • A short stand-up set from Stapes;
  • behind-the-scenes tales from PokerStars' new Winning Moments videos;
  • ‘Adventures in Online Poker,' recounting Joe’s #WCOOP odyssey in a $1,050 event;
  • a preview of #PSFDublin;
  • a Q&A with Jake Cody and Chris Moneymaker from Team Pro;
  • the ultimate edition of ‘Superfan vs Stapes;'
  • “Happy 100th Anniversary” messages from some former podcast guests

and, importantly ... the password for the $5k ‘Poker in the Ears’ freeroll taking place on Sunday, Oct. 1. Listen below!

3) No More Knittin' Sweaters on PLOMG

Ever been sitting on your couch, watching poker players not do what you think they should do on TV, and feel like you should have their seat instead? Just Tweet at them and presto!

Note: this likely only works if you finished 3rd in the 2004 WSOP Main Event and can afford a $300/$600 PLO game with minimum $100,000 buy-in.

Watch Arieh and Chance Kornuth sub in to the game - which will still feature Dan 'Jungleman' Cates, Tom 'durrrr' Dwan, Phil Galfond, Brandon Adams and Isaac Haxton - tonight at 8pm ET on PokerGO.

Ka-pow. Should be fun.

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