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Daily 3-Bet: Karr Skids, Selbst Rages, Negreanu Bolts
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Today in the 3-Bet we find McLean Karr dropping dramatically in the GPI (for good reason), Vanessa Selbst unhappy with an LA dealer and Daniel Negreanu bolting Europe and threatening to skip the WSOPE over food issues.
1) Karr Plummets, Timex Rises in Latest Global Poker Index
The latest edition of the Global Poker Index Top 300 is out and, as usual, Jason Mercier sits on top of the pile.
He has struggled a bit lately (meaning no six-figure scores in a couple months), but he’s still hit enough to hold off Bertand “ElkY” Grospellier by sixty points.
EPT Barcelona €50k High Roller champ Dan Smith and back-to-back WPT winner Marvin Rettenmaier held down third and fourth, respectively, while Stephen O’Dwyer and Vanessa Selbst did likewise for fifth and sixth.
Mike ‘Timex” McDonald rose two spots to seventh – his highest-ever ranking – and poker legend Erik Seidel jumped back into the top 10 in eighth.
EasyGame interviewee Matt “ADZ124” Marafioti held steady in 11th overall.
The biggest drop this week in the top 100 belonged to McLean Karr, who plummeted 30 places to 96th overall.
By the looks of it, Karr has been too busy watching the Olympics and travelling Europe with his super-hot girlfriend Tatjana Pasalic to play many tournaments.
So, yeah. Karr will be fine.
2) Selbst Snaps Over Dealer Disregard at Bicycle Casino
The upcoming WPT Legends of Poker main event may be short one of the aforementioned GPI’s top 10 players if they’re not careful.
Playing in a $1k prelim yesterday (and stacked with a lot of chips even), Vanessa Selbst was a little taken aback by the standard of service from some floor staff at the Bicycle Casino.
As many of the members of “Team Kill Poker” are wont to do, she took to Twitter to voice her displeasure:
Unbelievable how poorly the dealers at @bicyclecasino are trained and how much the floor disregards the players. Very disappointing :(— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) August 23, 2012
Not just incompetence which I don't complain about but power hungry, rude dealer enforcing dumb rules and floor backs him up @bicyclecasino— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) August 23, 2012
Anyways my rant is over. Some of the floor and staff have been wonderful. Some of them.— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) August 23, 2012
If things don't turn around, Selbst says, she might head for Oklahoma to join David Sands and Mario Ho for the $2.5m WinStar World main event instead.
3) Negreanu Bolts EPT Barcelona, May Skip WSOPE
Another member of Team Kill Poker, another Twitter rant.
This time it's from renowned ranter and poker kingpin Daniel Negreanu, who is again frustrated by a lack of vegan options in cured-meat-heavy Europe.
Skipping the €10k High Roller as a result, the frustration – and the continued presence of the WSOPE in Cannes rather than London - has him actually reconsidering playing in Europe again this year:
Glad to finally be heading back to Vegas. Long trips always make me unhappy. I may skip WSOPE and San Remo this year as a result...— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) August 23, 2012
I'm going to play all the #WCOOP on PokerStars in Toronto and don't think it's wise for me to go back to Europe after that. I'm over this.— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) August 23, 2012
I KNOW I'm in the minority on this but I loved it when WSOPE was in London. Moving to Cannes makes it easier for me to miss. I love London.— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) August 23, 2012
Sorry for excessive twitter rant: #1 reason I get frustrated on the road is a lack of easily available vegan options. Fix that and I'm good!— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) August 23, 2012
Note to all poker vegans when travelling to Europe: Pay for extra bag; fill with kale chips.
At least one online poker heavyweight thinks Daniel is finally seeing the light about one thing:
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