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Today in the 3-Bet we find Daniel Negreanu one-upping Joe Hachem in the "future of poker" department, Brett Richey less inclined to consider Hachem's point of view and the perfect role model for any aspiring poker player to emulate.
1) Negreanu Knows Best: Make Poker Fun or Money Dries Up
Remember the whole "poker is dying/recent WSOP Main Event champs don't help poker" lament Joe Hachem went on yesterday?
Turns out people in poker had some pretty strong reactions to it. Many agreed with him wholeheartedly. Some gave him credit for some valid points. Some said he's dramatically overestimating the decline of poker and the responsibilities of the Main Event champ.
Daniel Negreanu - who agreed with much of what Hachem said - also weighed in with Bluff in a follow-up interview and presented the bigger picture in a slightly more palatable way than Hachem.
And they're both right. Poker should be fun. For everyone.
2) Richey on Hachem: F This Guy
As we mentioned above, others, like famed poker rapper Brett Richey, were less inclined to consider Hachem's point of view given his own history of "non-ambassadorial"" behavior at the tables:
He also couldn't sweat all-ins and buried his face in his wife's shoulders. AFTER winning the main. Fuck this "champ"— Brett Richey (@BrettRichey) February 5, 2014
He made a 2nd run in the main, slowrolled aa vs 2 big pairs "ive got the rockets bay-bee"jj won & he buried his face in the floors shoulders— Brett Richey (@BrettRichey) February 5, 2014
Almost impossible for someone to come across worse than @JosephHachem did after winning the main. Yet he's lecturing ppl on how to behave.— Brett Richey (@BrettRichey) February 5, 2014
3) Be Like Chip
Young or old, quiet or loud, math player or "feel" player, man or woman, cash or tournaments ... if you want someone to emulate in poker to keep the game strong, look no further than Chip Reese: