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Daily 3-Bet: Phil + Ferriss, GPL Pick&Win, BoM
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Today in the 3-Bet we find a Tim Ferriss + Phil Hellmuth tête-à-tête, a GPL Finals Bracket Challenge and a Betsafe view of the 2016 Battle of Malta.
1) Ferriss Picks (Wrong) Phil
Phil Hellmuth is a 14-time WSOP bracelet winner, the chief poker practitioner of White Magic and, if the recent WSOP Nov. 9 broadcast can be believed, possibly the inventor of GTO.
Tim Ferriss is the author of global best sellers The 4-Hour Work Week and The 4-Hour Body, an internationally renowned speaker and host of the #1 business podcast on iTunes.
He's also known as "the Oprah of Audio," which, kudos. That's a pretty baller nickname.
According to Twitter the two got together for a 3-hour interview for Ferriss' new Fear(less) TV show yesterday.
The show will air on the AT&T Audience Network in 2017 and feature "in-depth, long-form conversations" between Ferriss and "top performers, focusing on how they’ve overcome fears and made hard decisions, embracing discomfort and thinking big."
Along with Hellmuth guests will include ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen, illusionist David Blaine and comedian Bill Burr among others.
While we don't know exactly what they delved into we do know Phil changed his shirt for the show and virtually every respected high-stakes poker pro in the world pleaded with Ferriss to pick someone else:
Big fan of your work and podcast, and agree so many better options.Could see @CrownUpGuy being v interesting & well suited guest!— Kristen Bicknell (@krissyb24poker) November 16, 2016
2) Pick a Perfect GPL Bracket, Win a Prize Basket
The first-ever Global Poker League playoff bracket is set and eight teams will reconvene in Vegas on Nov. 29 to play down over three days to an inaugural champion.
Besides the intriguing 3v3 format and the return of The Cube playing arena there's now another reason for you to tune in: to see if your bracket picks win you a GPL prize basket.
The format is simple. Go here to choose your nickname and register your account. Click on a logo to start filling in your bracket.
Once it's full and you've picked a champion, share your picks on Facebook/Twitter with hashtag #GPLFinals (you have to use this hashtag to qualify to win). If you pick a perfect bracket you'll win a prize basket with jerseys, hoodies and more from your favorite GPL team.
Who doesn't love a prize basket? Show begins Tuesday, November 29th on Twitch at 12PM PT so get your picks in pronto.
3) 3:41 of Power Chords and BoM Good Times
Want to see how the Betsafe Poker crew captured a fantastic week of poker, parties and good old-fashioned camaraderie at the 2016 Battle of Malta, set to delightful power pop?
Of course you do. See you there next year, and thanks again to our Platinum Sponsor Betsafe for helping to make it the best BoM yet.