Daily 3-Bet: Poker 2.0, Negreanu’s Reads, Old-School Hellmuth

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Daniel Negreanu

The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is like a haphazard journey through the hazy, smoked-filled mid-afternoon poker news rooms of yore.

Feel free to fire suggestions for future 3-Bet pieces in the comments section below.

In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at the potential for brand-new poker formats, Daniel Negreanu questions about racism and Phil Hellmuth’s old-school poker crew.

1) New Poker Formats Wanted

Always had an idea for a killer poker format that would shake up the game completely?

New official poker uniform?

You should tell GPI CEO Alexandre Dreyfus about it.

Dreyfus (who we interviewed earlier today) recently went on Twitter asking for suggestions from poker pros and fans.

Your idea might not be as far-fetched as you think. Remember it was last week that the GPI introduced “The Cube”, which is a portable poker arena that could be utilized in exotic locations like a famous stadium or right next to the Pyramids.

So what format would you like to see?

How about a 48-hour iron man-style event with absolutely no breaks? Degens welcome!

You can make your own suggestions in the comments section below.

2) Negreanu Talks First Impressions at the Table

Daniel Negreanu 2015 WSOP Day 3
Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu got into a spirited debate about race last week before back-pedaling a little bit with a blog that softened his stance about the issue slightly.

Well he’s wading right back into the discussion with a blog post he published last night titled “How Racist Are You?” which is sure to add a little more fire to the debate.

It’s worth checking out but one of the most interesting parts was when Negreanu gave some extreme examples of how he profiles poker players based on first impressions when he has nothing else to go on:

Young kid in a hoodie, sunglasses, and wearing headphones- my initial guess is that he is an aspiring pro who likely came from the online world. He is there because he thinks he is a favorite in the game and has studied it. He probably thinks I'm overrated and suck at poker.

Middle aged white guy wearing a suit and tie- probably not a professional poker player. Likely is a businessman who is going to be a losing player.

Elderly woman- she is there to enjoy herself and is probably a weak player.

Vietnamese guy playing 80-160 limit hold'em at Commerce- don't underestimate him. He is probably really good and really tricky. A true hustler who tries hard and will fight for every pot.

Korean guy playing 80-160 limit hold'em- might be a steamer. Koreans tend to be really passionate people and if he gets stuck he might go on monster tilt and try to bluff at every pot.

Young Indian kid in a tournament- probably has a background in math, might even be a spelling bee champ or something.

Gotta watch out for those spelling bee champs!

3) Hellmuth Re-United with Old-Schoolers at WSOPE

It’s easy to forget just how long some of the most popular poker pros have been playing this game.

Before online poker, before the boom, before the WPT, EPT or GPI there were guys like Chris Bjorin, Phil Hellmuth, Donnacha O’Dea and Per Hildebrand making the annual trip to Las Vegas for the WSOP.

Perhaps the most amazing thing is that they are all still going strong as evidenced by this photo posted by Hellmuth at the WSOPE in Berlin.

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