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Daily 3-Bet: Yayo for Vayo, Final Hand Selfie, Esfandiari Goes 888
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at N9er Gordan Vayo hitting pay dirt, an epic poker selfie and Antonio Esfandiari heading to London for the 888live Festival.
1) Gordan Vayo Wins WinStar for $587k
2016 November Niner Gordan Vayo is making the most of the three-month hiatus leading up to the Main Event final table showdown.
Yesterday Vayo successfully capped the WinStar River Poker Series $2.5k Main Event for $587k in Oklahoma last night.
The Illinois native overcame a field of 1,054 entries and a tough final table that included pros Layne Flack, Grant Hinkle and Chino Rheem.
Vayo isn’t the first 2016 November Niner to find success since action was paused in the Main Event.
So far Vojtech Ruzicka finished 24th in EPT Barcelona to cash for $37k and Kenny Hallaert (who’s also working as TD for the Unibet Open) won the Online Grind Prix on PartyPoker for $64k.
Definitely seems like a solid group of players this year and that final table is looming bigger than ever.
2) Greatest Poker Selfie Ever?
Do you remember that ridiculous Sebastian Malec vs. Uri Reichenstein hand that ended up deciding EPT Barcelona?
It was an utterly bonkers hand that basically had Malec talk Reichenstein into calling with the worst hand.
There was a moment during that hand where Malec walked away from the table and even took a selfie with one of his friends while Reichenstein was toiling over what decision to make.
Well that selfie has finally surfaced.
This is the face of someone that’s about to win $1.2m:
3) Esfandiari Heading to 888poker Live London
Could iconic poker pro Antonio Esfandiari be wearing an 888poker patch shortly?
It certainly seems there’s a good chance after Esfandiari posted the following video confirming he’ll be attending 888poker’s biggest live festival ever in London from Oct. 13-23.
Esfandiari has been one of poker’s biggest free agents since Ultimate Poker in Las Vegas was shuttered back in 2014.
Here’s the video in question: