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Daily 3-Bet: Mercier Wins Big on Cavs, Fedor X3, Stapes GPL Debut
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Jason Mercier winning yet another bet, Fedor Holz proving his dominance at the Aria and a surprise contestant in the Global Poker League.
1) Mercier Cashes in on Cavs
What a time to be Jason Mercier.
Not only did the Team PokerStars Pro take home his second bracelet of the 2016 WSOP over the weekend (no doubt cashing on a number of bets) but it turns out he also had the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Final.
It seems that everything Mercier touches turns to gold these days as last night the Cavs became the first NBA team to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the final.
We obviously don’t know how much Mercier won on the Cavs but we’d bet it was substantial:
Cavs for the series— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) June 20, 2016
Ship all the money
What’s left for Mercier to win at this point? Not much. Snagging that third bracelet of the summer is definitely priority #1. At the rate Mercier is going he's probably going to win the WSOP Main Event.
2) Fedor Holz Wins Third Aria High Roller
Speaking of hot hands: Fedor Holz won his THIRD Aria $25k High Roller over the weekend.
This time around Holz beat Stephen Chidwick heads-up to secure a $276,012 pay day.
Please remember that not only has Holz won three Aria High Rollers this summer but he also finished runner-up in the Aria Super High Roller Bowl for $3.5 million.
With the victory Holz moved past the $13 million-mark in terms of all-time live tournament earnings.
There’s really not much more to say about Holz' outstanding summer so we’ll leave you with this Tweet from the main man about his rather simple goal this summer:
Simple goal for the summer: just win more money than Jason costs me.— Fedor Holz (@CrownUpGuy) June 18, 2016
3) Stapes Plays Surprise Match Again Ladouceur
This weekend GPL fans were expecting to see a tight-knit match between the Montreal Nationals' Marc-Andre Ladouceur and the London Royals Liv Boeree/Chris Moorman.
Instead they got Joe Stapleton.
The original match had to be cancelled because Boeree and Moorman were had prior arrangements — were deep in tournaments we assume — so Stapes, who’s been handling commentary for the GPL decided to suit for the Royals.
It was just an exhibition match (no points on the line) but it was pretty entertaining to say the least.