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Daily 3-Bet: Magic Chips, Johnny World Cameo, Poker>Emmys
The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is yet another gratuitous awards show that hands out super-important awards to three super-important mid-afternoon poker news stories.
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at the glorious all-purpose nature of poker chips, Johnny World hitting the pool circuit and Matt Salsburg pontificating on poker over the Emmys.
1) Multipurpose Magic Poker Chips
Poker chips are great but they’re generally limited to playing poker, right?
Michael Kimble is running a new Kickstarter campaign that uses special poker chips to keep track of stats in Magic: The Gathering with this as the sales pitch:
“FINALLY! A new way to place counters on your permanents in Magic: The Gathering. Slice your dice, I found a new way to play!”
So far he’s got $3 pledged towards a $10,000 goal so he may have bitten off a bit more than he can chew.
Whether or not Kimble’s Kickstarter succeeds it’s a good time to remember all the amazing uses for a poker chip. Such as:
- Fixing a wobbly table.
- Mini-coaster for a shot glass.
- Making yourself a cute dress!
- Paying the undead ferryman Charon to get across the river Styx to the afterlife.
Poker chips are AMAZING.
2) Johnny World Stars in Derby City Classic
Pool/poker fans who have been glued to the Derby City Classic livestream over the last few days may have recognized a familiar face yesterday.
Hey it's three-time WSOP champ Johnny "World" Hennigan!
Of course prior to poker Hennigan was a professional pool player so it really wasn’t that much of a surprise to see him performing some trick shots at the event.
Hennigan got quite unlucky, according to Jean-Robert Bellande who is attending the festival.
It kind of makes sense considering Hennigan’s nickname comes from being willing to bet on anything in the world. Obviously pool is one such activity.
So the rail gives Nick 9 tries to pocket a ball in cntr of tabl jacked up from the rail and must draw the ball back to rail#brokederbycity— Jean-Robert Bellande (@BrokeLivingJRB) January 30, 2015
After 8 fails, Johnny World offers to take 10/1 on the final shot... They get down another boatload. Nick nails that final shot. Unreal!— Jean-Robert Bellande (@BrokeLivingJRB) January 30, 2015
3) Matt Salsberg Passed on Emmys to Play Poker
Not sure if this is 100% true but the always snarky Matt Salsberg just dropped a funny tidbit that describes his love of poker/degeneracy in a conversation he was having with Alexandre Dreyfus.
@pratyushbuddiga I didn't even go to the Emmys when I was nominated cuz I was grinding nightlies at Hollywood Park. #WLIM— matt salsberg (@msalsberg) January 30, 2015
Of course Dreyfus was trying to get Salsberg to attend the American Poker Awards, which seems a bit unlikely if he actually did skip the Emmys to play poker.
Again, not sure if that’s 100% true but Salsberg’s show Weeds was nominated for an Emmy in 2009. Maybe Dreyfus should include a couple turbo $100 buy-in tournaments just to entice Salsberg.
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