PokerListings.com is the world's largest and most trusted online poker guide, offering the best online poker bonus deals guaranteed, over $1m in exclusive freerolls every year and the most free poker content available on the Web.
Daily 3-Bet: Unibet>Records, Trump Blocks Dolly, Tony Hawk Stuns
The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a joyful slide down the snowy mid-afternoon poker news hill that is sure to send you flying off an unseen makeshift kicker.
You can always make suggestions for future 3-Bet pieces in the comments section below the article.
In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at the Unibet Open breaking records in Bucharest, Donald Trump blocking Doyle Brunson and Tony Hawk with the Seven-High, like a boss.
1) Local Wins Record-Breaking Unibet Bucharest
The Unibet Open continues to be the little tournament festival that could with a recent record-breaking stop in Bucharest.
Over the weekend local Traian Bostan topped a 603-player field to take down a €100,000 first-place prize at Unibet Open Bucharest.
It was the biggest Unibet Open event ever held and Romanians dominated the final table taking seven of the available nine seats (Finland’s Juho Launonen and the U.K.’s Eli Heath were the odd ones out).
The low buy-in Unibet Open events continue to draw a crowd no matter where they go and it’s safe to say Bucharest was a resounding success with record numbers, a special invite-only ladies event and plenty of activities away from the tables.
Bucharest was the season finale for this year’s Unibet Open but we can’t wait to see what organizers cook up for 2017.
2) Donald Trump Blocks Doyle Brunson on Twitter
As you might expect, old-school poker pro Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson leans a little to the right and so the following Tweet came as a bit of a surprise:
Holy Smoke!! Donald Trump blocked me on twitter. I was his biggest supporter in Nevada. What happened?— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) December 3, 2016
There was no reason given and it’s tough to find anything on Brunson’s Twitter that would raise the ire of The Donald.
Of course Brunson isn’t the only person getting blocked as multiple outlets have reported thousands of accounts getting the same treatment recently.
Let’s just hope this doesn’t portend anything for online poker in the USA as insider Steve Ruddock opined:
@TexDolly The assault on poker and gambling is beginning— Steve Ruddock (@SteveRuddock) December 5, 2016
3) Tony Hawk Stuns Maria Ho with 7-High Call
“Did you just soul read me?”
That’s what Maria Ho had to say to Tony Hawk when the legendary skateboarder made an improbable call against Ho during the Poker Central Charity Shootout this weekend.
It’s understandable considering Hawk made a call with 7-high and was correct.
It’s not clear if Hawk knew exactly what he was doing but it was an impressive play nonetheless.
Ho did comeback, however, and win the match.
Watch below. The hand starts at 7:19:00: