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Today in the 3-Bet we find Jason Mercier bumped from his usual position on the GPI, Dutch Boyd’s 14 karat gold Bellagio bracelet at risk of meltdown and Sam Trickett’s Ferrari getting pawed by a less-than-cautious admirer.
1) Mercier Bumped from #2 Spot on GPI
We're so used to Jason Mercier being at the top of virtually every poker list over the last few years it almost feels like the end of the world is coming when he's not there.
Wrapping up a year in which he “only” earned half a million in tourney cashes, Mercier faced his latest indignity this week when he was bumped from the #2 spot on the Global Poker Index.
Having been in the #1 or #2 spot for much of its existence, it was a shock to see Mercier drop to #4 as Marvin Rettenmaier’s EPT Prague High Roller win pushed him up to take Mercier’s spot.
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier also had a nice high-roller score this month moving him up to third and putting Mercier in danger of dropping past - gasp - Phil Hellmuth in the #5 spot.
Top 10 rankings below; check the full top 300 here.
- 1. (--) Dan Smith 3118.56
- 2. (+1) Marvin Rettenmaier 2952.72
- 3. (+2) Bertrand Grospellier 2730.56
- 4. (-2) Jason Mercier 2699.88
- 5. (-1) Phil Hellmuth 2647.46
- 6. (+4) Andrew Lichtenberger 2559.76
- 7. (-1) Vanessa Selbst 2450.40
- 8. (+4) David Sands 2410.74
- 9. (-1) Michael Watson 2410.21
- 10.(-1) Stephen O’Dwyer 2390.22
2) Dutch Boyd’s Bellagio Bracelet Facing Meltdown
We touched on former poker prodigy Dutch Boyd’s recent job-seeking troubles last month, and things don't seem to be getting any better as he's now got an eBay auction going for a 14k gold bracelet he won in a Bellagio tournament in 2008.
Ostensibly selling it to “raise some Christmas cash,” Boyd has had the bracelet up for sale for a few days now with a starting bid of $1,500 now up to $2,330 after 23 bids.
Boyd's goal, though, is to make a bit more than that. He puts the actual meltdown value at around $2,600 but is hoping someone will want it to wear or for its collectible value.
Here's his breakdown in case you want to make a last-second bid:
“The spot price of gold today is at a little over $1690/oz or $54.61/g. The bracelet is 14k gold, which makes it 58.33% pure.
“I took it into a gold buyer, who ran some tests and offered $1500. But the meltdown value should be closer to $2644 ($54.63 * 83g * .5833 purity), so I decided to take my chances here on eBay.“
Make a bid here.
3) Sam Trickett’s Ferrari Trampled by Careless Admirer
You can control a lot of things in life but you just can’t keep everyone's paws off your new Ferrari.