Daily 3-Bet: Merson Gamble, Watson Rise, Lederer Ban
16 November 2012
Merson: Investing in his own gamble.
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Today in the 3-Bet we find Greg Merson sharing his plans for spending some of that $8.5 million Main Event money, Mike “SirWatts” Watson moving up the Global Poker Index and a group of players lobbying (unsuccessfully it seems) for a Howard Lederer ban.
1) Merson Has Old School Gamble, Will “Invest in Himself”
There are plenty of reasons to feel good about Greg Merson as the new WSOP Main Event champion. His humble demeanor, his obessessive dedication to poker, his recovery from addiction.
The "old-school gamble" in him is pretty sweet too.
Still not completely settled after his win, Merson sat down for an interview with sponsor IveyPoker.com and shared his plans forthat new bankroll: namely move up to the biggest high-stakes cash games in the world. Says Merson:
“One of the best things I can do with my money is invest it in myself and continue to grow my bankroll and find as big as games as possible. But also be smart about it and not just go sit with a million dollars wherever that would be.”
Check the full interview below:
2) Watson Up Two Spots on GPI; Schemion, Karamalikis Soar
The Canadian online crusher has posted some very steady results live lately and another recent score at the ACOP Main Event in Macau has boosted him two spots on the GPI to #8.
Also on the rise this week are Steve O’Dwyer (up two spots to #5), Bryn Kenney (up two spots to #13), MCOP winner Ole “wizowizo” Schemion (up 126 spots to #89) and Australian Jonathan Karamalikis (up 152 spots to #107).
Latest GPI Top 10 below:
#1 Dan Smith 3041.94
#2 Jason Mercier 2891.06
#3 Marvin Guido Rettenmaier 2758.57
#4 Bertrand Grospellier 2682.86
#5 Stephen O’Dwyer 2546.84
#6 Philipp Gruissem 2515.25
#7 Andrew Lichtenberger 2453.78
#8 Michael Watson 2445.48
#9 Phil Hellmuth 2421.95
#10 David Sands 2409.74
3) Petition to Ban Lederer Shot Down By Management
Forum posters on 2+2 are buzzing about the latest Howard Lederer drama unfolding.
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