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Today in the 3-Bet Sorel Mizzi bets he can swim 3 miles off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Daniel Negreanu makes an apt analogy between Annie Duke and a current Survivor castaway and we (and others) pick our (their) horses for 2014 WSOP Fantasy domination.
1) Buy Out, Sorel. Buy Out
just got laid 3:1 on 10k that I can't swim from Ipanema beach (rio) to one of the islands about 5km away pic.twitter.com/hKHcrMWNcT— Sorel Mizzi (@sorelmizzi) May 16, 2014
anyone have any insight / training advice ? I use to swim quite a bit when I was a kid but haven't swam in a while and a bit out of shape— Sorel Mizzi (@sorelmizzi) May 16, 2014
I'm making the swim sometime next week— Sorel Mizzi (@sorelmizzi) May 16, 2014
The general consensus from the Twitter public:
@sorelmizzi omg sorel please take a support boat. For real.— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) May 16, 2014
@sorelmizzi ya bro you totes can't, don't die— Johnny Wu (@wujohnny10) May 16, 2014
@sorelmizzi That island is a lot father than it looks. Rooting for ya— Zion Tout (@ToutZion) May 16, 2014
@sorelmizzi hahaha don't die— Timothy Adams (@Tim0theeAdams) May 16, 2014
@sorelmizzi very tough bet if you're out of practice... 3 mile open water swim is not easy. Hope for a good current!— Seth Young (@sethyoung) May 16, 2014
@sorelmizzi man, May is like the worst month in Rio for you to do that challenge... be careful. The sea can change quickly.— Guilherme Gonçalves (@guilherme_27th) May 16, 2014
We second the support boat wholeheartedly. Something we support even more? Buying out before you even try.
Ocean swimming is really f'ing hard. Buy out, man. Buy out.
2) #ChaosKass = Annie Duke?
We've been following this season of Survivor closely (despite poker pro Garrett Adelstein's head-shaking early departure) but still had a hard time figuring out just what it is about Kass McQueen that feels so eerily familiar. Then Survivor aficionado Daniel Negreanu put his finger on it:
Kass is my least favorite #Survivor player of all time. I swear she reminds me of Annie Duke! Delusional, lacking self awareness. Yuck!— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) May 16, 2014
Ah, right, That's it. FTR Kass has a very reasonable point in this extra footage about a double standard that applies to aggressive women/men (something Vanessa Selbst is all too familiar with). But sometimes it's not just about gender; it's about being generally unpleasant.
More takes on this season of Survivor and its poker parallels from Rob Cesternino/Jason Somerville here.
3) Dear Mr. WSOP Fantasy, Play Us A Bracelet Tune
As it's about that glorious time of year we all hunker down around our screens hitting f5 on WSOP chip counts it's also that time to pick our horses for the annual WSOP Fantasy Team extravaganza.
Not Negreanu's epic $25k Fantasy draft, mind you. The GPI's much-less-costly-but-still-thoroughly-enjoyable alternative of course.
Who would make your top 12 all-rounders for maximum WSOP destruction? Here's our list for 2014 (for the sake of pure enjoyment, GPI Fantasy budget constrictions not applied):
- 1. Phil Ivey (What? We're not stupid.)
- 2. Daniel Negreanu (see reason #1 above)
- 3. Vanessa Selbst (see reason #1 above)
- 4. Ole Schemion (doesn't need to be in LV; so good can win from overseas)
- 5. Matt Matros (Just. Wins. Bracelets)
- 6. Yevgeniy Timoshenko (Slow and steady wins the race)
- 7. Jason Koon (You tell him he's not going to win a bracelet)
- 8. Erik Seidel (All. Time. Great)
- 9. Scott Clements (Everytime you look at chip counts, look for his name)
- 10. Vitaly Lunkin (He will break you eventually)
- 11. Dominik Nitsche (He sucks less at poker than almost everybody)
- 12. David Bach (Always contends in mixed games. Always)