Daily 3-Bet: Tilly Throwback, Trump = LAGfish, Soverel Leads LAPC

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JTilla for President!

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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at poker heroine Jennifer Tilly, Hellmuth giving his read on Trump and an early LAPC front-runner.

1) Poker’s Favorite Actress

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Jennifer Tilly

There was plenty to talk about at the Oscars last night. Leonardo DiCaprio finally got his due, Chris Rock was pretty strong and there was plenty of controversy.

How does this relate to poker? Well outside of the fact DiCaprio has played in a few games it doesn’t really.

There is, however, one Oscar-nominated actor who does play a lot of poker.

That would be Jennifer Tilly who was nominated as best supporting actress for Bullets Over Broadway in 1995.

In terms of poker results, Tilly is one of the few celebs who has a WSOP gold bracelet. She won the Ladies Event at the WSOP in 2005. In addition, last summer she held her own against some serious sharks in Aria’s Super High Roller Cash game.

The photo on the left is from the year Tilly was nominated. Tilly didn’t attend this year’s event because she was working in South Africa.

2) Hellmuth: “Trump is Ultimate LAG Player”


As Republicans struggle to deal with Donald Trump’s surge in the polls the TheStreet.com has a suggestion: treat him like a poker player.

The idea is that Trump is similar to a loose-aggressive poker player in the way that he plays tons of hands with mediocre hands but everyone is scared to fight back.

The Street talked to Phil Hellmuth to get the scoop on how to beat Trump. This is what the Poker Brat had to say:

“Trump is the ultimate 'loose-aggressive' player. When you're playing against a loose-aggressive player, think of a harpoon. You nail them with a harpoon, on one big pot for all their chips. They're a big target… and Trump is a big target.”

We’re really hoping that this poker analysis continues throughout the US election.

3) Sam Soverel Takes LAPC Lead on Day 2

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Ryan Riess also in the hunt

Two days are in the books at the 2016 WPT LAPC and Sam Soverel is the early chip leader with 466,400.

Soverel has never won a WPT title but came very close at Jacksonville in 2013 when he finished runner-up to Anthony Ruberto.

It appears it’s going to be a tight race to the finish at the LAPC, however, as Ty Reiman is close behind Soverel with 442,700.

This year’s LAPC attracted 515 players and will pay out just shy of $5 million with around $1 million for first place. There are currently 111 remaining players in the event.

Among the surviving 111 players are Ryan Riess (299,800), John Hennigan (251,100), Phil Laak (205,600) and Mike Gorodinsky (194,500).

Action resumes at 12:00 p.m. PT today.

You can follow the action live via the WPT live updates team.

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