Daily 3-Bet: Williams Wiz, Maguire Kingpin, Training Russell Thomas
15 October 2012
Octo-Niner and real-life actuary Russell Thomas.
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Today in the 3-Bet we find David Williams brandishing his Magic skills to great affect, Tobey Maguire reaffirmed as the true Hollywood poker kingpin and Jason Somerville documenting his immersive training for Octo-Niner Russell Thomas.
1) David Williams Flops Daggerdrome Imp, Wins Grand Prix
Ebner named a lot of names and pinpointed Maguire as the host of the current prestige game, the major catalyst for pushing the stakes to astronomical limits and as the biggest winner.
Yep. Tobey Maguire. Boy #3 in Rodney Dangerfield's 1989 TV movie Opening Night at Rodney's Place.
If you missed it the first time, it's an illuminating (if long) piece that covers a lot of hallowed Hollywood poker ground.
Interesting tidbits include:
Buy-in is reportedly $100,000 with blinds of $1,000-$2,000
Ina bizarre fax-era hangover, everyone pays by personal check
Nick Cassavetes is a crusher
Steve Jobs and Megan Fox among big names that have played
3) Somerville Training Octo-Niner Thomas, Making Doc
Speaking of illuminating, behind-the-scenes poker media, Parts 1 and 2 of Jason Somervile's new documentary "The Final Table" are now online and well worth a watch.
Hired by October Niner Russell Thomas to help prepare him for the upcoming final table of the WSOP Main Event, Somerville is recording and posting an inside look at the intensive two-week training session he engineered in Long Island.
Including mock playouts of the final table with hired guns like Leo Wolpert and Matt Berkey, Thomas is clearly using his time wisely to pick the brains of some of the best poker minds in the country.
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