Daily 3-Bet: Zynga Target, Deeb Dime, Doyle Homestead

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Shaun Deeb: Mo' money, mo' mishaps.

The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is an eye-wetting, heartwarming road trip with three pals down the afternoon poker news memory lane.

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Today in the 3-Bet we find Zynga CEO Mark Pincus making it clear who he has in mind for real-money games in the UK, Shaun Deeb making a classic “Deeb-ian” mistake with a simple request and Doyle Brunson sharing a glimpse of his Texas homestead.

1) Zynga CEO Mark Pincus: “We Are for the Mass Market”

Social-gaming powerhouse Zynga is on the cusp of breaking into the real-money market in the UK, but make no mistake: it’s not trying to take over the industry.

In fact, CEO Mark Pincus told a crowd at a Morgan Stanley conference in San Francisco yesterday that it’s not even interested in a good portion of the potential customer base:

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Pincus: Not for the hardcore.
 

"We're not the company to win the hardcore real-money gamers," he said. "But we think we are for the mass market audience."

Still no definitive date has been targeted for Zynga’s official real-money launch but it’s expected to be in the first half of 2013.

When it does launch, expect to see some of its trademark social features carried over such as brags to your friends about big scores.

"It makes it more exciting than when you're by yourself in an anonymous poker room," Pincus said. Read more here.

2) A Shaun Deeb Dime is Not an Actual Dime

Poker pro Shaun Deeb's, err, "looseness" with money is fairly renowned within the poker community. Deeb accidentally dropping $5k off in his laundry is a hallmark story in poker circles, even.

He did nothing to threaten that reputation over the weekend when his Uncle asked to borrow a bit of spare change:

Ah, that old misunderstanding.

Hear more of Deeb's classic money foibles in our Easy Game mini-doc about him.

3) Doyle Tweets Snap of Longworth, Texas Homestead

Think the average poker pro in 2013 - say a Shaun Deeb for example - has grown up under a slightly different context than poker players of old?

Poker legend Doyle Brunson has a million stories from his epic career as a Texas road gambler but none might be as interesting as those from growing up during the depression in Longworth, Texas.

Currently on a Texas tour revisiting some of his past, it seems, Brunson shared a snap of his humble upbringings with his fans via Twitter this AM:

Follow Brunson on Twitter for more memories here.

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