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Daily 3-Bet: Poker = House, GPI Masters Loses Two, Stream Thief
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we look at a recreational player living the poker dream, two famous French players pulling out of the GPI Masters and a terrifying theft during a poker stream.
1) Rec Player Ryan Riske Spins Up a House Downpayment
One of the biggest draws of poker is that you can actually win some real cash playing a fun game.
Consider Ryan Riske, who recently wrote a blog post on Full Tilt Poker about his success playing poker on the site.
Riske has a story that’s familiar to most poker players. He learned the game playing small-time home games before eventually depositing $50 on Full Tilt.
He went broke once on the site, basically read all the strategy he could get his hands on, and tackled $.02/$.05.
From there Riske just kept grinding his way up the stakes.
Fast forward to two years later and Riske had accumulated $40,000 from poker while attending University.
It was enough to pay for a PS4, a vacation to Mexico and, most importantly, a downpayment on a house. Try doing that in bowling!
2) Soulier, Pollak Pull Out of GPI Masters
French pros Fabrice Soulier and Benjamin Pollak will no be playing the Global Poker Masters for Team France.
Because patches won't be allowed, sponsors EverestPoker.FR/Betclic are excluding them from taking part.
It’s a weird move considering the GPI’s efforts to build poker's Ryder Cup over the last couple years have been widely applauded by nearly everyone in the poker industry.
Even weirder is the fact Sam Trickett, who’s sponsored by Everest Poker, will appear in the event.
According to GPI founder Alexandre Dreyfus the lack of Soulier and Pollak is due to the “Absurd Nature of Non-Unified French Poker.”
Or at least that’s what we think he titled his post about it on ClubPoker.net. Our French is a little rusty.
Dreyfus went on to say that other major poker sites such as PokerStars and Winamax have had no problem letting their players go patch free.
It hits particularly close to home for Dreyfus as he’s French and wanted to see the team do well.
3) Poker Pro Gets Hacked While Streaming
Streaming poker on Twitch can be a fantastic thing.
That said, you should be very, very careful when you're playing a game for real-money and letting people see everything.
Team Gripsed pro Charlie 'Epiphany77' Carrel had someone hack into his computer and steal $1,000 while he was playing.
The craziest thing is that it happened during a livestream and the alleged thief was actually posting in the chatbox when it happened.
Before you get too scared, it was a rather unique situation because one of Carrel’s friends had been helping him set up the livestream by utilizing Team Viewer.
Unfortunately Carrel forgot to close the program and online user kiree11 took advantage after asking if he was on break in the chat.
kiree11 originally tried to take $10,000 but eventually settled on transferring $1,000 to himself.
Fortunately Carrel got ahold of PokerStars before the transaction went through. Probably safe to say kiree11 will be banned.
You can watch the clip below, which is unsettling to say the least. kiree11 asks if Carrel is on break at about 1:40. kiree11 hacks into his PokerStars cashier at about 2:38.