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Daily 3-Bet: Liv Tell-All, Vegas Golden Knights, Final Table Debuts
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Liv Boeree’s revealing HuffPost interview, the Vegas hockey team’s new name and the debut of CBS’ The Final Table.
1) Liv Boeree's HuffPost Q&A
You can never have too many great, in-depth interviews with poker pros in mainstream media and Liv Boeree just completed a doozy with The Huffington Post.
The article — titled "The Poker Pro Who Wants to Save the World" — is centered around REG charity and it’s a great read.
Interestingly Boeree gave a great anecdote about how she got into poker in the first place. It turns out she answered an advertisement that was looking for people with no poker knowledge whatsoever.
It turned out to be a reality TV show looking for five complete poker beginners, teaching them how to play the game and compete for the winner-take-all prize.
In the end I didn’t win the show (and in fact made quite a fool of myself by playing terribly and bursting into tears in the final game!), but I fell utterly in love with poker.
There’s hope for us all!
2) NHL Reveals Las Vegas Team Name
The Las Vegas NHL team will be… The Vegas Golden Knights?
Owner Bill Foley and his crew revealed the new name and logo to 5,000+ fans near T-mobile arena last night.
The name of the team was a bit of a surprise as it was heavily rumored to be the Desert Knights.
Our two cents: It’s an OK name. Bit long but it seems like there’s a good chance the team just becomes the Vegas Knights at some point. The logo is pretty cool.
It would have been downright amazing to have a Vegas-themed name like the Aces, BlackJacks or Bandits but the NHL wanted to avoid any gambling connotations.
Foley seemed partial towards various “Knights” names since he attended West Point Academy and their team name was the Black Knights.
The team’s official colors are steel, grey, gold, red and black.
Regardless of how they look, we’re hoping to see one of the Golden Knights pull a Roberto Luongo and play the WSOP.
You're definitely going to see Daniel Negreanu, Matt Savage and Matt Stout at T-Mobile arena a fair amount.
If I'm in Las Vegas. My butt will be in a seat in the arena. https://t.co/X7KrMIoRJH— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) November 23, 2016
3) The Final Table Debuts with Hellmuth, Esfandiari, Stapes
We’ve heard a lot about it over the last six months but new CBS poker show The Final Table is finally available for your viewing pleasure.
The concept of the show is that Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari and Joe Stapleton analyze a final table and place bets on who they think will win.
Meanwhile David Tuchman and Battle of Malta host Maria Ho handle the play-by-play as co-commentators.
You can check it out below: