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Daily 3-Bet: Mercier Hardware, Hellmuth Garb, Memorable Heists
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In today’s 3-Bet we’re going to take a look at Jason Mercier’s impressive stack of hardware, Phil Hellmuth’s new t-shirt and film’s most memorable heists.
1) Jason Mercier Decks Out Full-On Trophy Case
If anybody deserved a trophy case in poker it’s Jason Mercier.
Mercier is quite simply one of the most successful poker players to burst onto the poker scene in the last 10 years.
Since smashing his way to victory at EPT San Remo in 2008, Mercier has recorded nearly $10 million (!) in lifetime live tournament earnings along with two WSOP bracelets, several high-roller victories and countless final tables.
In an era where it seemed impossible for young American pros to get sponsors, Mercier also netted a sweet deal from the industry leading PokerStars.
Oh, he’s also been the overall leader on the Global Poker Index rankings for the majority of its existence.
What we're saying is that Mercier has enough accolades to fill a trophy case. And that’s exactly what he’s done, according to a recent Tweet.
The only problem? Considering Mercier is currently preparing to play WPT Alpha8 at Seminole Hard Rock in his home state of Florida he may need a bigger trophy case sooner rather than later.
Finally got my trophy case setup in my new place, hoping to add some hardware this weekend pic.twitter.com/rbvAbFLkuO— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) August 23, 2013
2) Get Your Own White Magic for Just $29.95 (Plus Shipping)
Superstar Phil Hellmuth, who we put in poker’s unofficial Big 3 along with Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey, has been without an online poker site sponsor for over two years now.
What’s a Poker Brat to do? Apparently sell t-shirts.
Hellmuth announced via Twitter this week that fans can finally buy shirts based on his infamous “white magic” phrase. The phrase was first used in an ESPN interview where Hellmuth was trying to define his reading ability.
It couldn’t be black magic, according to the Poker Brat, so it was clearly “white magic.”
Anyways the shirts offer a fairly simple design with the phrase “Got White Magic?” on them and a PH symbol of course.
Despite being announced this week it appears the shirts are already sold out so fans be may have to wait a bit longer to get their own white magic.
Of course in the meantime you can buy Phil Hellmuth hats, books or motivational speeches from the Poker Brat himself. We’d definitely go with the last one.
3) Top 10 Most Memorable Heists, No EPT Berlin
Alright we’ll admit that connecting the following clip to poker is a bit of a stretch (Ocean’s 11 takes place in Bellagio so… poker?) but it’s Friday and we love us some heists.
WatchMojo decided to compile a list of the top 10 most memorable movie heists and it’s pretty solid.
The clip include the usual suspects such as Heat, Thomas Crown Affair and the Italian Job. Strangely the list does not include The Usual Suspects.
We’re still waiting on the dramatization of the EPT Berlin robbery in 2010, however. Ben Affleck to play Kevin MacPhee, imo.