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Daily 3-Bet: Merson Toss, Viva Mexico, Trickettspotting
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Today in the 3-Bet we find 2012 WSOP Main Event champ Greg Merson reaping the rewards from wearing his Baltimore Orioles jersey last year, Team Online Pro Shane Schleger getting the documentary treatment for his daily Mexican grind and revisit Sam Trickett's rave-inspired 2012 WSOP.
1) Merson Throwing Out First Pitch at Orioles Game
As if winning the WSOP Main Event isn’t prize enough, who knows what other riches might come your way if you just pick your shirt wisely?
Ask Greg Merson, who famously (in Baltimore, at least) wore his hometown Orioles jersey for the Main Event final table last year and will reap the rewards tonight:
Tossin out the first pitch for the O's Yankees game tonight. Hoping to give them some of my run good and stop this losing streak!— Greg Merson (@Gregy20723) May 21, 2013
Let’s just hope he fares better than John Wall:
If you happen to end up in the November Nine yourself this year it might be worth considering some non-traditional long-term perks with your clothing choice.
We have an old In-and-Out uniform, for example, if you’re interested.
2) Shane Schleger Stars in Viva Mexico
As purveyors of the short poker documentary ourselves, we’re obviously big fans of PokerStars’ ongoing video docs of its Team Online Pros.
The star of the latest edition is Shane “Shaniac” Schleger, who opens up for the cameras about his “drifter” past, his up-and-downs in poker and his ongoing Black Friday exile in Mexico.
Check it out below:
3) Reliving WSOP 2012 with Sam Trickett
Remember that dream life of Sam Trickett we mentioned yesterday? In case you were having trouble visualizing it, here’s a taste of what it was like last summer in Vegas through the Trainspotting-esque lens of of his fiancée Natasha Sandhu: