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Daily 3-Bet: Pro Playlists, Dragon Rising, Negreanu’s $$$ Bet
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at the music poker pros are listening to, the power of the Hong Kong Dragons and Daniel Negreanu’s potentially huge US election bet.
1) Poker Pro Playlists
Ever wonder what famous poker pros are listening to when playing high-stakes tournaments around the globe?
Wonder no more.
PokerStars has teamed up with Spotify to publish a selection of playlists from Team PokerStars Pro.
The company got the straight goods from Vanessa Selbst, Celina Lin and Brazilians Andre Akkari and Felipe “Mojave” Ramos.
Apparently Selbst likes to unwind with Mumford & Suns and Death Cab for Cutie while Lin cranks things up with Foals, Kasabian and The Smiths.
As you might expect Akkari is all over Brazilian dance tunes while Ramos actually enjoys rockers Metallica and Rage Against the Machine.
Here's a closer look at all the players' musical tastes.
We hope this trend continues because we have to know what Barry Greenstein is rocking these days.
2) Hong Kong Dragon Rising
The Hong Kong Dragons are the Global Poker League’s ultimate wildcard team.
Team Manager Celina Lin opted to forgo big-name stars and instead draft local Australasia stars Weiyi Zhang, Raiden Kan, Dong Guo and Bryan Huang.
After the draft Lin explained her team has an innate advantage since they know everyone else’s game very well but no one knows exactly how they will play.
Will it pay off? That’s anybody’s guess but Lin is already seeing some positives at the APPT Red Dragon event in Macau right now.
3) Daniel Negreanu Bets Huge $$$ on US Election
You may have noticed that Daniel Negreanu has been getting increasingly political on social media these days.
In fact these days the average person might mistake Kid Poker for a political analyst rather than a poker pro.
Well the all-time live tournament leader is putting his money where his mouth is and laying a potentially huge sum of money on the upcoming US election.
To wit, Negreanu is offering 3-2 that it’s going to come down to Hilary Clinton vs. Donald Trump for the US presidency. To anyone he knows. For huge amounts of money.
It’s not exactly a daring bet but any billionaires that want to put Negreanu to the test, feel free to step up.
Open to anyone I know. I'm laying 3/2 odds on Clinton vs Trump to be the next president. Willing to bet chunks and heaps of $$&— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) March 2, 2016