Daily 3-Bet: Mortensen Mojo, FTP 1%ers, Poker Bromance
October 02, 2013
Carlos Mortensen: Takes forever but gets it right.
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Today in the 3-Bet we find Day 6 of the 2013 WSOP Main Event bringing out Carlos Mortensen's run-good mojo, the Full Tilt Poker remissions process well underway with a surprisingly low number of petitions filed and we remind ourselves how enjoyable a poker movie California Split is.
1) Mortensen Avoids Trouble, Sets Up Final-Table Run
Last week Salon.com picked up an article about "ESPN Ruining Poker" that argued its emphasis on heartwarming storylines and all-ins was killing the game. The premise was it missed out on the true nuances of tournament poker and poker as a skill game in favor of the lucky and/or dramatic.
Which may be true, sure. But far from "ruining" poker ESPN's Main Event coverage probably does more for the game every year than every other poker media entity combined. It's just that big, just that exciting and just that accessible to the mainstream.
Case in point was last night's episode covering Day 6 as it had it all for the casual poker fan - coolers, suckouts, bad calls, big swings, clock calling, "everyman" storylines ... even another delightfully awkward Brett Richey rap.
It also gave us some quality time with Carlos Mortensen, which is always a pleasure. Call us crazy but you can keep your deep pro strategy banter for the live streams - the people want all ins and loudmouths, and god bless ESPN for finding them.
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