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Daily 3-Bet: Koon on Edge, Tag In Phelps, Fedor Unstuck
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Today in the 3-Bet we find a massive money bubble looming at the SHRB, Michael Phelps anchors the 4xpoker relay and Fedor Holz can't stop won't stop.
1) $600,000 or Zero
After three scintillating days of play in the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, just eight players are left.
Only seven of them will be paid.
What's the difference between finishing 8th or 7th in this one? Doubling your $300k buy-in or going home with nothing.
As far as swings go in poker, that's a big one. In fact outside of the three $1m buy-in One Drop events it's pretty much as big as you can get.
The man staring down the bad end of that bubble right now? One Jason Koon, who enters Day 4 as the short stack with 685,000 - about 1/3 of the next closest player, Leon Tsoukernik at 1.7m.
Clearly, the pressure is on for an early double up. But given the structure - they'll start today with one hour left at 10,000/20,000/20,000 (BB pays ante), he does have a little bit of breathing room.
The money also clearly isn't a factor for Tsoukernik, so that may also make him more inclined to get a little out of line early.
We've followed Koon in this tournament before and saw him walk away empty-handed so we're truly rooting hard to see him get paid this time. Read the recap of yesterday's play here; follow along live today with the PokerGo app.
2) Esfandiari, Gross, Rast Tag In Phelps
As you're likely well aware the 2017 World Series of Poker starts today in Las Vegas at 11 am with the traditional $565 Casino Employees Event.
But that's not all! There's also an intriguing new event on the docket at 3 pm - the $10,000 Tag Team Event.
The WSOP introduced the Tag Team event last year at the $1k buy-in level but this is a new go at the big-time $10k buy-in level.
As you might expect some blockbuster teams of 2-4 players have been put together along with (we assume) the reigning champion team of Doug Polk and Ryan Fee.
One of the more intriguing teams confirmed so far? This juggernaut of Antonio Esfandiari, Brian Rast, Jeff Gross and, oh, the greatest Olympian of all-time.
They're even offering a 10% piece via auction on StakeKings for both a sweat and to support Phelp's charity foundation! Follow along live on wsop.com.
3) Fedor, Unstuck
He may have busted the $300,000 Super High Roller out of the money (and at the hands of Kevin Hart no less!) but make no mistake - Fedor Holz came to Vegas primed to play good poker.
How did he drown his sorrows after losing his $300k buy-in in the SHRB? Simply jumping in the the $50k High Roller running the next day and chopping it heads-up with Adrian Mateos:
And just like that, unstuck (more or less) for the summer so far. We repeat: Might be a good idea to check out Fedor's new Primed Mind app. There might be something to it.