Daily 3-Bet: Smith Awe, Chan Disaster, Cheong Horror

Johnny Chan
Johnny Chan

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Today in the 3-Bet we find Dan Smith inspiring awe across the poker community, Johnny Chan inspiring disdain and in anticipation of the impending WSOP Main Event final table we revisit a hand that probably haunts Joe Cheong.

1) Smith Blows Minds with Sunday Million Win, Extra $8k

Dan “KingDan” Smith has had an awe-inspiring year.

With $3.6 million in live tournament earnings including super high roller wins in Barcelona and Australia plus three side-event titles at the EPT Grand Final and five cashes at the WSOP, Smith’s year has been mind-blowing already.

Dan Smith
Dan Smith: Holla.

Then last night he beat 7,000+ players to win the PokerStars Sunday Million for over $219k.

Even more incredible, thanks to some sort of insane chop mojo, he took home $8k more than the original first-place prize money.

Smith’s peers were a bit awestruck, to say the least. Even Smith seemed a bit impressed with himself – and who, really, can blame him?

2) Johnny Chan Pimps Questionable Poker Reality Show

Roughly 18 seconds into the “sizzle reel” for a new poker reality show called Full House with Johnny Chan, Chan walks slowly down the steps of his Vegas mansion and awkwardly says to the camera:

“Hi, I’m Johnny Chan. I am the most famous poker player in the world. I won 10 World Serie(s) Poker bracelet(s). (Spreads his arms) Welcome to my mansion!”

And that might be the last enjoyable moment in this 6:22 train wreck of a poker vehicle.

The premise seems to be Chan has five poker pros live at his mansion in Vegas. He stakes them each with $200k. If the player goes broke, he or she is gone and a new pro comes in.

Somehow, Doyle Brunson is involved but we’re not sure how as the sizzle reel never makes it clear.

Full clip below; you've been warned.

3) Fillippo Candio Goes Runner-Runner, Flails Around Wildly

Speaking of televised poker horrors, with the WSOP Main Event final table coming up this weekend we were reminded of this painful flashback from the 2010 WSOP Main Event.

We love Jonathan Duhamel and he’s truly been a great poker ambassador, but if Joe Cheong holds here and hits 40 million in chips, we’re pretty confident he would have been the champ.

Either way we're pretty sure this Fillippo Candio chicken dance lingered in Cheong's mind for awhile.

Note to Johnny Chan and schlocky TV producers: The WSOP Main Event is still (and always will be) the greatest poker reality show.

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me 2012-10-22 16:23:53

i cringed so much i think i pulled a muscle

Hank 2012-10-22 16:11:34

Have to wonder what Brunson is thinking being involved in this. Porn-level quality in all aspects, really. And not in a good way.

Brian G. 2012-10-22 16:06:29

I hadn't seen a worse celebration dance until Matt Maratitioti did that retarded kangaroo hop this summer

roy jones jr jr 2012-10-22 16:04:43

lol that shows like horrible the bully what a joke