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Today in the 3-Bet we find a brazen Howard Lederer stunning the poker world at the Bellagio Festa al Lago $10k, Michael Phelps getting back on the poker grind and Gaëlle Baumann feeling the final indignity of WSOP rule #89.
1) If Anything, Howard Lederer Has Guts
As poker pro David Baker eloquently put it on Twitter last night:
Howard Lederer playing cash vs all the red pros he helped make rich is one thing but playing in a 10k vs the players he screwed takes nerve
Booth Instagramed a photo of himself, Phelps and DJ Steve Aoki at the poker table in Las Vegas the other night with a caption of “good times boyzzzzz”. (Note no “z’s” were added for emphasis – the z’s are all Booth’s).
Phelps looks like he was having a grand time, but given the public's general understanding of poker and the piles of chips in front of Booth and Aoki, it wouldn't be surprising to read he was supposedly playing James Bond stakes and lost all his Olympic medals.
Follow Booth on Twitter here and Phelps on Twitter here to keep tabs on things.
3) Baumann Bamboozled by Rule 89 at WSOP
If you caught the ESPN coverage of the WSOP Main Event last night you know Gaëlle Baumann finally met her end as the bubble girl and was shut out of the prestigious final nine.
moving all in then mucking your hand when another player still has live cards is just about the worst mistake you could possibily make at a poker table the all in should stand and baumann should be aloud to look through the discards and pick the hand she wants to run against
fred 2012-10-24 21:48:31
@Jim +1 one of the worst rulings I've ever seen. Can't even believe that's in the rule book like that.
jim 2012-10-24 21:21:34
awful ruling , players have to take responsibility for not paying close enough attention to the action at the very least he should have to put in a minimum raise
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