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Daily 3-Bet: Jungle + Dwan, KidPoker Can't Lose, Cate Gets Due
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Today in the 3-Bet we find an unexpected poker meeting in Manila, Daniel Negreanu makes good use of his own poker party and the poker world gets to know Cate Hall.
1) Dwan, Cates in Manila
We haven't heard much about the longstanding and contentious pause in the Jungleman-Durrrr Challenge lately but that may change shortly.
Maybe. But it does seem the two are actually, finally, in the same location.
According to a new interview with Macau high roller and famed poker-game facilitator Winfred Yu, Dwan, Cates and Phil Ivey have been settling in for some high-stakes $2,500/$5,000/$10,000 poker at the Solaire Casino in Manila.
Cates has also confirmed he's there although has made no mention of any plans to settle things with Dwan:
Going to one of my favorite casinos @solaireresort in manila— Daniel Cates (@junglemandan) August 3, 2015
An interesting development to say the least. We (and they) may never get any real closure on the lingering challenge but, as with most things in poker, it seems the game moves on regardless.
A booming APPT main event is also going down in Manila right now with 585 players (more than double last year) so we'll keep an eye on things.
2) Negreanu Donates $20k to Right to Play
Remember how we said everything is coming up Negreanu right now? The good fortune train kept on rolling this past week at Negreanu's own PokerStars Live party held in Toronto.
Not only did 800 Canadian poker fans pour into Real Sports Bar and Grill to snap pics and get autographs with Kid Poker himself, he actually won the $50k charity tournament they played.
As the winner Negreanu donated the full $20k champion's share to Right to Play, an organization that "uses the power of sport and play to transform childrens' lives."
Back on tour to support iPoker legislation in California with his soon-to-be-released documentary KidPoker on tap it more or less is all Negreanu, all the time right now in poker. And that's good news for poker.
If his amazing momentum continues we might just see legal online poker in Cali by the end of the month. More on Negreanu's party here.
3) Cate Hall on Poker Life
We've mentioned Cate Hall's much-discussed post on sexism in poker before but, like most ardent poker followers, still didn't know much about her career and playing background.
As luck would have it Joey Ingram of the Poker Life Podcast was also curious and sat down with Hall to find out more for his latest episode.
As expected it's worth the two hours and great to see another smart, determined player - male or female - join the poker community full-time.
Interesting fun fact: Hall did her Law degree at Yale, the proving ground of another prominent female poker pro who's made a few waves - and about $10m - in the game over the past few years.