Daily 3-Bet: Riess Boast, Matusow Toast, 5 Worst Hands

Mike Matusow
God bless you Mike Matusow.

The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a run of cards, a mic in your face and at last the chance to declare yourself the best in the afternoon poker news game.

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Today in the 3-Bet we find Ryan Riess declaring himself the best player in the world (no, really), Mike "The Mouth" Matusow quickly typoing him down to size and Aaron Jones rips apart the five worst played hands from the Main Event heads-up finale.

1) Ryan Riess: "I Just Think I'm the Best Player in the World"

Ryan Riess Wins 2013 WSOP Main Event 17
His parents agree with him, anyway.

You've just won the World Series of Poker Main Event - the greatest title in all of poker - for $8.3 million.

In fairly adept fashion, too. Never in much trouble. Holding the chip lead for most of the final table. Staying confident and sure you'd back up your prviously made guarantee(!) of winning the title.

You're allowed to be a little hyperbolic in assessing your abilities, no?

Confident and outspoken about his play throughout the tournament newly crowned World Champion Ryan Riess took it to the next level in his winner's interview with Kara Scott last night when he proclaimed "I just think I'm the best player in the world."

Needless to say, it inspired some thoughts from the poker pro world:

2) Mike "The Mouth" Matusow: Congratulations to Ryan Rinse!

Thankfully Mike "The Mouth" Matusow is always on hand with his sauasge fingers and inattention to detail to cut Riess' ego down to size:

Indeed. Good luck in those cash games, Mr. Rinse!

3) Aaron Jones: "Pretty Forgettable Performance" by Riess

Aaron Jones
Jones: Not inspired by heads-up play.

Another way to get your ego cut down to size?

Have a veteran high-stakes pro with thousands of hours of coaching experience break down the five worst hands you just played in the Main Event.

A founder at Leggo Poker and member of Team Ivey, poker pro Aaron Jones whipped off some quick analysis of the five worst hands he saw played heads-up and his conclusions are, well, less than flattering - although he does give Riess credit for picking his spots well.

Sour grapes or fair comment? An excerpt:

"The 2012 Main Event Final Table featured some pretty stellar play and the best champion we've ever seen in Greg Merson, but everyone's #pokerisdead overreaction was turned upside-down after the play at the Final Table of this year's WSOP ME.

"I thought there were some gems (used sarcastically) at the entire Final Table..."

Read the full post/analysis here.

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