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Daily 3-Bet: Srsly Suspicious, No Lambo, The Better All-In
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Today in the 3-Bet we find something fishy with a new non-poker rap song from SrslySirius, PokerStars’ questionable decision not to give away a Lamborghini and a better version of upcoming poker movie All-In.
1) SrslySirius Video Over 3.6 Million Views, Everyone Suspicious
Thomas Keeler aka SrslySirious is hands-down the biggest poker-specific satire internet rap star in the world.
His most successful poker-themed songs have gotten a few hundred thousand views on Youtube but his latest release, apparently about a nightmare he had involving Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Drake, has already been viewed over 3.6 million times.
And it was only released three days ago.
But suspicion is brewing over the authenticity of those millions of views. First of all the caliber of the content just doesn’t seem to warrant that kind of reaction. Second, the numbers look very fishy.
Usually a video with 3.6 million hits will have tens of thousands of interactions in the form of likes, dislikes and comments.
Keeler’s new single might have 3.6 million views, but it only has 135 likes and dislikes.
To put that in perspective, Keeler's song "Party at the DOJ" only has 117,00 views, but over 900 likes/dislikes. That represents a ratio of 130 to 1 views to likes/dislikes.
The ratio for "Nightmare on My Street" is roughly 26,600 to 1.
Youtube analytics also indicates that over 3 million of those views were from mobile devices which is extremely unusual.
2) $6 Million but no Lamborghini this Weekend on PokerStars
March 6 marked the six-year anniversary of the Sunday Million and to celebrate, PokerStars is slapping a $6 million guarantee on their flagship tournament this weekend.
One year ago 59,128 players bought in to the Million’s fifth anniversary, almost doubling this year’s guarantee with a monstrous $11,825,000 prize pool.
Even more than the money, however, PokerStars impressed us by forgetting about rings and bracelets to go with the $1 million guaranteed first place prize.
Instead they gave away a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.
That was a classy move. So we’ve got just one question for PokerStars: Where’s the 2012 Lamborghini?
Black Friday has clearly put an end to the days when a $200,000 Italian sports car was a reasonable online poker tournament trophy.
At time of publishing there were over 3,000 players registered. To hit the guarantee they’ll need 30,000.
3) Wrong All-In Trailer Getting Attention
A few days ago we saw that the poker documentary All-In had released a new trailer but all we could think of was the 2006 classic of the same name starring Michael Madsen and Louis Gosset Jr.
That All-In was a riveting account of six medical students with unique talents who pool their resources to win the World Series of Poker.
All-In: The Poker Movie, is a documentary that was originally supposed to be released in 2009.
Well, it’s been almost three years since its first screening and the documentary version has released a trailer. We’re not experts but that seems like a step backwards.
Forced to go back into production in order to include the events of Black Friday, the documentary All-In looks like it is finally ready for release, that is unless something else cataclysmic happens before they can get it out the door.
We’re here to tell you, you don’t need to worry about the documentary version. Watch the Madsen/Gosset Jr. tour de force instead.
Interesting trivia, they makers of All-In didn’t actually understand the concept of an all-in. They seem to disregard stack sizes entirely in all-in situations, declaring the hand’s loser eliminated regardless of whether he had less chips than his opponent or not.
It’s not a coincidence it got a 3.8 rating on IMDB.
Here’s the trailer for the better All-In: