Daily 3-Bet: Jcarver’s $41k Score, #SpotTheHand, Seedy NY Games

Jason SOmerville 1050k thursday thrilla
Jcarver in the $1k Thursday Thrilla

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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Jason Somerville’s recent score, a new contest for BOM and another look at the seedy NYC underground poker scene.

1) Somerville Runs Up $41k

Jason Somerville
Jason Somerville

The Run It Up legion was treated to one hell of a Jason Somerville special last night.

Somerville made one of his biggest scores on stream ever as he came in second place in the $1,050 buy-in Thursday thriller for $41k.

Thousands of viewers tuned in to see Somerville try and finally take down a big win.

You can check out a VOD of the entire tournament here.

It didn’t quite happen but it’s still astounding that Somerville is willing to stream himself playing during crucial situations where the difference between first and second is $30k.

Fortunately Somerville is hitting peak form at just the right time as the massive $50m-GTD PokerStars WCOOP is set to go off this weekend.

As you might expect Somerville is going pretty big during WCOOP and will be streaming for 30 straight days starting from Sunday.

2) #SpotTheHand in New Bom Contest

uploads competition BOM2016

Want to win an entry into the €250+€25 buy-in Siege of Malta that takes place during PokerListings’ own 2016 Battle of Malta?

We started a new Facebook contest this week where the goal is to spot poker hands in a series of images.

These images aren’t specifically related to poker but if you look really closely you’ll be able to notice things that correspond to various poker hands.

You can check out the first image on the right.

We’re looking for five items that relate to a specific card.

You can enter the contest on Facebook right here.

Good luck!

3) Kaplan Details Rise & Fall of NYC Underground Poker Scene

We don’t know about you but we can never get enough about the bustling underground poker scene that was booming in the early 2000s.

Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel got his start in NYC

We’re talking about the stuff that inspired Rounders and made players like Erik Seidel and Howard Lederer into household names.

Highly acclaimed poker writer Michael Kaplan has the latest on the NYC underground in a piece called “Inside the Seedy World of Underground NY Poker Clubs” with the NY Post.

There’s not a ton of new information in the article but it’s definitely worth a read and the games actually sound surprisingly less seedy right now.

That likely has a lot to do with the massive underground games getting too much press and the natural proclivity for smaller games that are easier to hide from prying eyes.

Suffice to say, it sounds like there were always be a game to be had in the Big Apple.

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