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Daily 3-Bet: Matusow Mess, Tatjana’s Hot Sister, Dolly's Follies
The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a medium-speed chase through the back alleys of the lesser-known poker news world.
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Today in the 3-Bet we find Mike Matusow bobbing and weaving around his Full Tilt debt, Bodog pro Tatjana Pasalic looking for a hot sister and a good old-fashioned poker story from the Great Texas Dolly.
1) Matusow Supposedly Owes $700k, Not Interested in Paying
The poker world has been up in arms this past week after the revelation 19 poker pros owe the former Full Tilt $16.5 million in unpaid debts.
First, Barry Greenstein took some heat for owing $400k, which he addressed in a statement last week. Then rumors circulated that Phil Ivey and Erick Lindgren each owe $4 million and David Benyamine owes $2 million.
Now another debt that has been confirmed by GBT’s lawyer Behn Dayanim in an interview with pokerupdate, is Mike Matusow’s. Said Dayanim about the debt total and Matusow's response:
“Nearly $700K. Mr. Matusow has not responded to our attempts to reach him to discuss the matter.”
According to a tweet Feb. 4, the reason Matusow hasn't responded is likely because he thinks he doesn't owe anything:
For all my fans out there just to let u all know i dont owe full tilt anything why my name is mentioned i dont know
Matusow's refusal is apparently based on buy-ins he says he paid for that weren’t reimbursed.
Whatever the truth is it’s not stopping Matusow from playing more high-stakes poker, as he tweeted yesterday:
on my way to palomar card club tomorrow to play 400-800 mix all week need a good week !#rungood
2) Tatjana Pasalic Looking For Attractive Sister
It’s been almost a year since Tatjana Pasalic signed on as a Bodog pro and now the online team is looking to add another pretty face to its team roster.
It's a move right in line with Bodog CEO Patrick Selin's recent claim that sponsoring elite pros is "marketing suicide," and that pretty girls are the way to go.
Bodog's looking for anyone, as long as they're a woman, attractive, exerienced and not an American.
Explained Pasalic on her blog yesterday:
“Bodog is looking for another girl to join our fabulous team.
“We need somebody who is fun, plays poker and lives outside of North America because I need some backup – Amanda and Evy have taken that part of the world!
“So, if you think you can handle our poker, party and travel lifestyle, send us an email and join Team Bodog! I cannot wait to get another sister.”
But there are a few conditions the potential team member must meet, says Bodog:
"Bodog is looking for an attractive female poker player who is a fresh face in the industry.
"Bodog is not looking to teach a playboy model how to play poker so poker experience is necessary.
"One last thing, sorry this invitation is not open to Americans."
If you think you measure up, send an email to Pro@bodogbrand.com for details.
3) Brunson Talks Pistols, Pistol-Whipping with Kimberly Lansing
Doyle Brunson might be one of the oldest players in the game but that doesn't mean he's not on the cutting edge.
He's a beast on Twitter and he's bringing his old-timey charm to the internet screen today via this interview with the WPT's Kimberly Lansing.
Brunson recounts one plot in particular that starts with a rich moonshiner in West Virginia, thickens with a high-stakes backwoods card game and ends in a Mexican standoff and subsequent pistol-whipping.
You know it's good when it gets picked up by Deadspin.com.
Check out the full interview below: