Daily 3-Bet: PlayinWasted Named, $450k Chip, Poker Rap Battle
October 04, 2013
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Today in the 3-Bet we find the man behind the PlayinWasted account that won $1.5m in the WCOOP Main Event revealed, an insane diamond-encrusted poker chip worth almost half a million dollars and we start a new Friday feature called "Poker Rap Battle."
1) PlayinWasted is 22-Year-Old Student from Cologne
Facsimile of David Kaufmann playing the WCOOP main event.
Win the most important online poker tournament of the year and it's inevitable people will find out who you are - regardless of how much you want to remain anonymous.
One of them, Daniel "Allanon85" Drescher, was known. Now the second - winner PlayinWasted - has been found too. According to Italian poker site AssoPoker the mystery man is David Kaufmann, a 22-year-old who lives just outside Cologne.
It's "retail value" is less than that, Lewy says, at around $275,000, but the appraisal value is enough to get it top honors in Guinness' eyes. According to the article it's made of:
"22-karat pink gold, framed by 5.13 carats of pink diamonds, with a rim consisting of 17 one-carat diamonds, bearing on one side a diamond-encrusted lucky seven and, on the other, a lucky eight made of 62 small round diamonds. The numbers alone weigh in at 2.5 carats."
Lewy says it took him 2.5 years to make and he was inspired after he saw a poker chip at a trade show and thought it had "no flair."
3) Poker Rap Battle: "In the Main Event" vs. "Stack 'em to the Top"
Poker raps give us a special kind of joy that's hard to describe. Is it the rhyming of stacks and jacks? Opponents and avoidance? The seriousness of poker rap's proponents?
Whatever it is, we can't get enough of it. And, thankfully, we just keep getting more of it.
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