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Daily 3-Bet: Sochi Smash, $150k > $3k StreamBet, PA+Fedor
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Today in the 3-Bet we find a smashing poker debut in Sochi, Jamie Staples gets the bet of a lifetime and two poker hunks model their wares.
1) partypoker Sochi Goes Off
Looking to put the "party" back in the atmosphere and the joy of the players front and center, partypoker is definitely delivering the message they plan to be the #1 live tour in the world.
So far, so good.
partypoker Live rolled into Sochi, Russia this past week and by the looks of the turnout the potential - both for live poker in Russia and partypoker Live - is limitless.
With 1,170 entries, a $1.13 million prize pool and $225,000 to the winner it's safe to say the main event has been a barnburner on the Black Sea from Day 1.
The partypoker Million Cash game featuring Sam Trickett and Duthie himself was also a treat. The final table is down to just 5 players and is streaming live as we speak.
2) StreamBoat Gets Going with $150k > $3k Weight Bet
The Bill Perkins/Jeff Gross/Jamie Staples/Matt Staples-driven StreamBoat 2017 is underway from the Virgin Islands and after two days the vibe has been, as you might expect, fun.
Trampoline games, boat races, Charity SnGs and, you know, streaming from a yacht in the Caribbean tends to give thing that loosey-goosey feel we all love to enjoy vicariously.
While they've yet to rack-up any big scores online the action has taken an interesting turn with a massive bet agreed to.
As Perkins has been known to do, he'll put a lot of his money on the line for a bet that serves to better someone's life and he's done it again with the Staples brothers:
Just booked the craziest bet of my life. @PokerStaplesPA and I need to get within 1 pound bodyweight in one year. Our 3K to @bp22 150K— Jaime Staples (@jaimestaples) March 26, 2017
It's a steep task to say the least - the two are about 170 lbs apart right now - but at 50-1 there's plenty of incentive and life-changing benefits either way.
Plenty of pros and fans alike have chipped in with tips for both losing and gaining weight (check the replies on the Tweet) -- what do you recommend?
3) Antonius, Fedor On Noëtics Grind
Are you a high-stakes poker player into poker-inspired, premium textile-made t-shirts and hoodies?
Noëtics Hood just might be your jam, then. At the very least it can give a hint of what it might feel like to be Fedor Holz (aka the Noëtics Tournament Ambassador) and Patrik Antonius (Cash Game Ambassador) - even if just for a second.
That's worth $200, yeah?