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Daily 3-Bet: Police Return Cash, Kid Poker Ink, Cate vs. Mike
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Iowa police returning seized cash to poker pros, a grandiose Daniel Negreanu tattoo and the potential grudge match of the century.
1) Iowa Police to Return Cash to Poker Players
"Police confiscate poker players' bankrolls." It’s an unfortunately familiar headline that’s almost as old as poker itself.
On the other hand, police returning that cash to poker players is a new development.
That’s what happened in Iowa this week when two California poker players won a civil forfeiture case.
William “Bart” Davis and John Newmerzhycky had their $100,020 bankroll seized in Iowa in 2013.
The state agreed to settle the lawsuit by returning 90% of the funds to Davis and Newmerzhycky plus $60,000 in damages.
Interestingly, Iowa also announced plans to disband its Iowa Drug Interdiction Team, which was responsible for the forfeiture in the first place.
It certainly took a long time but this one has got to go in the "good for poker" category.
2) World’s Biggest Daniel Negreanu Fan
There are a lot of Daniel Negreanu fans out there but Tony Østbye might just be the most committed.
This week Østbye stopped by his tattoo artist and dedicated a large part of his leg to the Team PokerStars Pro.
Østbye already had Negreanu’s signature in ink but added a WSOP bracelet and Kid Poker's favorite hand T♣ 7♠
3) Cate Hall Challenges Mike Dentale to HU4Rolls
If you went to bed early last night you missed one heck of a blow-up between Cate Hall and Mike Dentale.
The poker Twittersphere is still buzzing about it. It’s very, very lengthy (and heated) but the cliff notes are:
1. Cate Hall called off 80bbs with Ace-Ten in the $10k WPT 5 Diamond. Hall later explained she had a particular read in the situation.
2. Dentale blasted her for the play on Twitter.
3. Cate challenged Dentale to heads-up.
4. Dentale and Cate insulted each other in a series of Tweets.
5. It sounded like the match wouldn't happen.
6. Matt Glantz stepped in and it sounds like the match is back on and will be televised.
Cate Hall / Mike Dentale Match looks like its going to happen. Talks progressing. Live Stream & cut for TV.— Primotah (@MattGlantz) December 8, 2016