Daily 3-Bet: Reeling In Fedor, Naga 4 Poker, $1.2m Spin & Go

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Today in the 3-Bet we find a run on Fedor Holz's POY grip, India goes naga for poker and a Bermudan history teacher gets rich quick.

1) Peters, Bonomo Hunt Fedor

After the summer Fedor Holz had the 2016 GPI Player of the Year seemed like it was a virtual lock - even if his "retirement" shortly after would impact his volume for the rest of the year.

David Peters IMG 4435
Peters: Not conceding yet.

Not so fast, though. A recent surge by both Justin Bonomo and David Peters have jolted them up within striking distance with some time left on the 2016 poker clock.

As they sit right now Holz is still on top with 3644.80 points. After a 5th-place finish at the WPT 5 Diamond, though, Bonomo is up to 3442.75.

Peters, who has had a pretty gangbusters year himself, has built a massive 2m+ chip stack with just 66 players left in the EPT Prague main event.

In short: it's not over yet.

Given Fedor's current "read 40 books by 2017" challenge we doubt he's popping out anywhere for some poker, either.

Check the current Top 10 below; full list here.

1. Fedor Holz 3644.80
2. Justin Bonomo 3442.75
3. David Peters 3366.10
4. Chance Kornuth 3336.54
5. Ari Engel 3255.23
6. Paul Volpe 3192.88
7. Adrian Mateos 3186.35
8. Samuel Panzica 3114.66
9. Ankush Mandavia 3012.91
10. Charlie Carrel 3012.19

2) Online Poker in India is Real

We've circled around the idea that India is in the midst/on the brink of a fairly big poker boom a few times and we may soon see just how big that potential market could be.


After approving a bill to legalize "online games of skill" including poker back in April, the Northeast state of Nagaland has now issued its first official operating license to a real-money poker site, khelo365.com. Ten more sites are having paperwork processed.

We don't know exactly when the site(s) will go live but we do know it won't be restricted just to the local state alone as the law allows licensed operators to provide services to all states where skill games are legal.

It's an intriguing development for a market that may be worth up to $80 million+ a year. PokerStars has obviously already been circling for opportunities to enter India and offer real-money poker to an expanding Indian middle class. More on the new licenses from OnlinePokerReport here.

3) $100 Spin & Go Makes Teacher Instant Millionaire

8 minutes. That's how fast a PokerStars Spin & Go can take your life to truly Freedom55 worthy.


If you have the time and bankroll to play $100 Spin & Gos for fun and profit - and you live in Bermuda - life is good, we assume.

When your Spin & Go multiplier lands on the heart-attack inducing 10,000x, things are about to get even better.

That's what happened to 30-year-old Bermudan history teacher "jrww86" yesterday, who then lived the dream to fruition when he got heads-up with a slight chip lead and flopped two pair vs. top pair.

A couple of bricks later he was $1m richer - "in shock" and "too excited to talk" to the PokerStars blog, but rich all the same.

A recreational poker player for a decade jrww86 says the money "will come in handy." Well played, and Merry Christmas sir! Read more here. Sign up for a PokerStars account via our review to give it a go.

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