Daily 3-Bet: Poker Brat Launch, Kempe Flashback, INT LNG PKR

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Dom, baby!

The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is 25 spelers, 475k in de dinnerbreak and the bobbing heads of every poker player who gets your afternoon poker news message.

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Today in the 3-Bet we find Phil Hellmuth heading for home, Rainer Kempe glimpses into his past and Matt Salsberg recognizes the international language of poker.

1) Wheels Up for Poker Brat

If we were anywhere near the Bay Area there is zero chance we would miss this tomorrow (if, of course, we could even finagle an invite):

Possible highlights:

  • Multiple references to and consumption of Dom Perignon and Kimo Sabe mescal
  • Possible appearances by besties Chamath Palihapitiya, Joe Lacob and Bill Lee
  • Maybe an appearance in his famous Smedium Golden State Warriors jersey?
  • Phil waxing philosophic about himself in the third person (fingers crossed)

If you happen to be there, please send notes. If you can't be there get your copy of Poker Brat at fine bookstores everywhere (or on Amazon). If you can't wait for tomorrow there's also this:

2) Rainer Kempe: Once a CPTer, Always a CPTer

We thought Pascal Lefrancois had perfected the shirtless winner photo until we saw this spectacular flashback shot posted on Twitter by Rainer Kempe last week:

We're not even sure what the "c" in cpt stands for there as it wasn't even big enough to make his Hendon Mob resume. 

Caribbean? Czech? Who has tournaments in a casino with an airplane hanging from the ceiling? Bonus points if you can name five other poker players in the photo (Fedor Holz excluded).

3) 475k in De Dinnerbreak

Well played, Matt Salsberg.

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