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Daily 3-Bet: WSOP Lessons, Main Event Ham, Twitch Cash Battle
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Today in the 3-Bet we find some important life lessons learned at the 2015 WSOP, introduce you to this year's Main Event ham and get set for an interesting cash-game stream.
1) Down Is Not Out
As our own blogger Ken Lennaárd - who's experienced the agony of busting out of the WSOP Main Event 14 times himself - put it in his post this morning:
"The World Series of Poker is over for everybody except nine luckboxes."
Everybody else? Well... they've got lessons learned.
Lee Davy, who played six smaller buy-in events this summer, shared his 9 eye-opening takeaways last week.
Both say paying attention, even when not in a hand, is paramount. Another that stands out from Kadlec's list:
"At my table on the second day, the guy that started with the fewest chips kept fighting. He didn’t panic. He kept his wits ... he never gave up. This player, after hours on the brink, finally began to rake some pots and later advanced deep into the tournament."
As expert practitioners of the short-stack punt, we'll keep it in mind.
2) Introducing Randy Clinger, 2015 Main Event Ham
Every year there's one. 2014 Main Event sideshow Curtis Rystadt comes to mind. Dimitri Nobles. Eric Molina. The list goes on.
When you're in the heat of the $10,000 WSOP Main Event and the ESPN cameras shine on you, you never know how you'll react we guess.
This year's candidate for Main Event guy-you-love-to-hate? Ohio's Randy Clinger.
If you followed the WSOP live updates you might recognize the name from him running laps around the table or making a snow angel.
Said Clinger, who made Day 6 and finished 33rd for $211,821, to the Colombus Dispatch:
“I just clowned it up the entire time. I hammed it up. I was thrilled to be there. It was something I always wanted to do.
“Some of these poker players are just not likable. They wear hoodies or dirty T-shirts. They look like the Unabomber or a guy who just robbed the 7-Eleven.”
While he says the ESPN crew called him a "breath of fresh air," the edit still remains to be seen. If past MEs are any indication it might not come off quite as fun-loving as Clinger hopes.
You never know, though. We'll be watching regardless.
3) Somerville, Negreanu, Ho, ElkY on Twitch Cash Game
Jonesing for some streaming poker action after the tantalizing no-stream tease of the Main Event?
Twitch.tv and Poker Night in America have your back as they've set-up a pretty fun-sounding cash game to be streamed live from 11 am-11 pm PDT on July 20 and 21 on Poker Night's Twitch Channel.
Confirmed to play:
- Jason Somerville - twitch.tv/jcarverpoker
- Daniel Negreanu - twitch.tv/dnegspoker
- Betrand “Elky" Grospellier - twitch.tv/elky
- Jamie Staples - twitch.tv/pokerstaples
- Dan O’Brien - twitch.tv/DanOBrienPoker
- Maria Ho - twitch.tv/mariaho
- Scott Ball - Twitch Director of Poker
- Randy “nanonoko” Lew - twitch.tv/nanonoko
- Jamie Kerstetter - twitch.tv/jamiekerstetter
- Phil Laak
- Eli Elezra
Elezra and Laak, we assume, will have their Twitch streams going as soon as they get their Commodore 64s off 56k dial-up. Hiyo!