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Daily 3-Bet: Ivey's Millions, Rast Does ElkY, Bahamas Bad Boy
The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a shot of vodka, a string of spicy Bloody Marys and more than enough embarrassing footage to last an afternoon poker news lifetime.
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Today in the 3-Bet we find Phil Ivey deep inside a bank vault and/or inspired by Richard Pryor's Brewster's Millions, Brian Rast channels Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and the 2014 PCA comes to life with James, Joe and a certifiable Bahamanian bad boy.
1) Where is Phil Ivey? And Why's He Asking That?
So many questions to go along with this tweet from Phil Ivey this morning.
Is he actually in some sort of mint, watching how money is made? If so, is it for inspiration? Research? Was he just watching Brewster's Millions and dug up a pic online as he was rewinding the tape in the VCR? Is he really contemplating the possibility of spending $100m in a year?
Answer to all of these seems to be, likely, yes.
Could you spend 100 million dollars in 1 year? pic.twitter.com/Eb78Kwmsxk— Phil Ivey (@philivey) September 5, 2014
2) There's a New ElkY in Town
The original dye job was for Burning Man purposes but now, days later, the ElkY look remains for Brian Rast.
Why? Well, only Brian Rast knows.
3) PCA 2014: Mike, Marcel and Bloody Roger Teska
If you haven't been watching the uploads of the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event over the past month we're here to correct that mistake right here and now.
What we've been (re)treated to over the first five episodes now online is some very, very enjoyable poker starring such heavy hitters as Antonio Esfandiari, Vanessa Selbst, Liv Boeree, Marcel Luske, Ole Schemion, the awesome Jennifer Tilly and Mike "Timex" McDonald.
Also finding some screen time have been the great Isaac Baron, crusher Loni Harwood, the charmingly Estonian Madis Muur, online legend Shyam Srinivasan and the Bloody Mary-imbibing, bird-flipping Roger Teska.
Teska's drunken antics have taken center stage over the last two episodes leading to commentator James Hartigan dubbing Teska the "Bad Boy of the Bahamas" - a well-earned and apt title.
Although to be fair it could equally go to Alex "Assassinato" Fitzgerald, for his "shall I tell you how many outs I had" speech or, genuinely, Timex for his dominating play.
Timex's quest to be the first-ever two-time EPT winner is truly engaging, even if we know how it turns out. Check the episodes so far below: