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Daily 3-Bet: Shaniac Shower, Hellmuth Hero, WSOP $ Now
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Today in the 3-Bet we find Team PokerStars Online pro Shane Schleger frustratingly rebuffed at the Canadian border, Phil Hellmuth itching to put on his poker tights and an early launch for real-money poker at WSOP.com.
1) Shaniac Showered at Canadian Border
Think it's frustrating to only be able to ply your profession outside of your own national borders?
Try being Team PokerStars Online pro Shane "shaniac" Schleger, who has a 12-year-old weed misdemeanor making things even more complicated with the fickle border guards who control his fate if he tries to play from Canada.
Canadian Matt Salsberg chimed in with the needle to add some extra insult to injury.
We assume he's missing the WCOOP events he planned on playing but thankfully the border guards of Mexico, where he usually plays from, are not quite as picky and he should be back online shortly.
For more of Shaniac's thoughts on the situation, check out his blog post here.
2) Phil Hellmuth, Action Hero
Maybe Phil Hellmuth, if he can spare some time from self-aggrandizing, can put the tights on and carry Schleger across the Canadian border.
I feel like an Action Hero w no bad guys to take down! Can't wait for 3 days in Vegas next week, and October tourneys in London & Paris!— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) September 17, 2013
3) Real-Money Poker at WSOP.com Live Right Now
Remember that thing we said yesterday about real-money poker in Nevada at WSOP.com starting on Thursday? Turns out if you signed up before launch and got this email today you can test out the beta version right now:
"We know you've been waiting to play online poker for real money at WSOP.com. As a person who signed up before our launch, we wanted you to be among the first to know.
"The WSOP.com software is now live and ready for action! And you have the chance to be one of the first to be dealt in at our real money poker room.
"Click here to download the software now. See you at the tables!
"The WSOP.com Team"
If you live in or are visiting Vegas, check your email and go go go. Let us know how it goes.