Daily 3-Bet: Partouche Fail, Antonius Bail, Honest Vegas
6 September 2012
Antonius: Bailed on ISPT or just taking a few bucks?
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Today in the 3-Bet we find a shocking and bizarre turn at the Partouche main event, Patrik Antonius making a very short stint as an ISPT ambassador and, of all places, Las Vegas cited as the last honest place on Earth.
1) Partouche Founder Gives Bizarre Speech, Cancels Tour
Before the day began founder Patrick Partouche took to the mic and simultaneously pulled the plug on the PPT, claimed the prize pool was never guaranteed, had a fit about being called a cheater and trashed young, ego-driven players.
It was an impressive number of meltdowns in just a few minutes, really. Check the clip below starting at 4:30 for the English section.
It's ripped from a 10-year-old book title and more just a hook for the author to talk about poker, but still. Not exactly the first thing you think of when you think of Las Vegas.
Primarily Flusfeder talks about his trip to play poker tournaments this summer and his insight is well above the expected for the mainstream. An excerpt:
"Poker is perhaps unique in that you are betting on an event that has already happened: the deck of cards has been shuffled and dealt; as more cards are revealed, more information is available.
"In playing a game of incomplete information, part of the agony is when you never find out the answer to the question that has been posed.
"I suspected that I had the better hand against the heavy-set aggressive kid, but I would never know. Even if I were to have asked him, dragged him out from under his headphones, he would probably have lied.
"Crucially, poker is also a test of the processing power of the brain and the emotional discipline of the player in response to new information and fresh stimuli."
It's an excellent (if long) read; check it out here.
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