Daily 3-Bet: Moore Defends, Becker Bankrupt, Farrell/Poehler Poker

Poker in the house
Will poker make a cameo in The House?

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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at John Moore’s incredible repeat performance at the WSOP, Boris Becker problems and a new Amy Poehler/Will Farrell movie that might feature poker.

1) John Moore Defends Super Seniors Title

Who would have thought that arguably the most impressive performance so far at the 2017 WSOP would belong to a 66-year-old physician from New Hope, PA?

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John Moore X2.

We’re speaking of John Moore who completed a successful title defense in the $1,000 buy-in Super Seniors Event last night.

Moore outlasted a record-breaking field of 1,720 entries to take down a $259,230 first-place prize and his second WSOP bracelet.

It’s been awhile since we had a repeat at the WSOP and what makes it all the more impressive is that Moore overcame giant fields in both of his wins.

In 2016 he navigated his way through 1,476 entries to win his first WSOP bracelet. Moore only has a grand total of three WSOP cashes to his name but two of those were outright wins.

Actor James Woods actually finished 35th in the tournament.

The Super Seniors, which requires players to be 65+, has quickly turned into one of the most popular WSOP events with massive attendance every year.

2) Boris Becker Declared Bankrupt in London Court

Remember when PokerStars signed former Tennis ace Boris Becker to a pro contract back in 2007?

Boris Becker
Uh oh.

It was a big deal at the time. Boris was one of the first former sports stars to hit the felt and helped pave the way for future deals with Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

Boris continued to play poker long after his PokerStars deal expired and racked up over $100k in lifetime live tournament earnings. He even got another poker contract, this time with partypoker, in 2016.

He may need to up those poker earnings because Becker was declared bankrupt in a London court yesterday, according to multiple outlets. According to TMZ, private banking firm Arbuthnot Latham & Co claims Becker owes them “a historic debt.”

Becker has been trying to get an extension from Arbuthnot Latham & Co in order leverage some property he owns in Spain. Becker reportedly earned $25m in his tennis-playing days.

3) Will Amy Poehler and Will Farrell Spread Poker in The House?

Will The House, starring Amy Poehler and Will Farrell, be the latest in a long line of films to feature poker in a significant way?

It sure seems to make sense with the plot, which has Poehler and Farrell opening an underground casino in their house to pay for their daughter’s college tuition.

The trailer portrays casino standbys blackjack, roulette and craps so a little $1/$2 No-Limit Hold’em with an enormous rake would fit right in.

There’s actually somewhat of a precedent for poker too, as director Andrew Jay Cohen made Neighbors 2, which featured a prominent poker scene in the opening act.

Will it rival Casino Royale or Rounders for poker scenes? Uh, gonna go with no. Here’s the trailer:

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