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Daily WSOPE 3-Bet: Hellmuth Angst, Duhamel Joy, 888 2-0
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Today in the 3-Bet we find Phil Hellmuth taking his latest WSOPE bustout right to his beating teenage heart, Jonathan Duhamel taking the ups and downs of the past few years as a chance to grow as a person and 888 Poker sweeping the gold bracelets so far at this year's series.
1) Hellmuth Misses 100th Cash, Suffers Emotionally
When most of us talk about swings in poker, we're talking about dollars and cents. Upswings, downswings, running good, running bad.
When we talk about Phil Hellmuth and swings, nine times out of 10 we're talking emotional swings. Like wild, teenage girl emotional swings.
Check out just a small sample from his Twitter feed to see the wild ride Phil feels within hours. Cue tweet about the importance of family in 3, 2, 1...
Today my #PHWhiteMagic is fired up!! My timing & reads have been terrific so far, but talk is cheap. I need to walk the walk 2 more hrs— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) October 14, 2013
I have 5,000 in chips, ouch!!! 25 left, 16 paid, ave 80,000...Blinds 800-1600. Looks bleak now for #WSOPCash100, but I never give up!— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) October 15, 2013
I Ran it up to 40K and jammed all in w 9-9 in small blind vs buttons A-Q (he called) and I lost the flip and finished in 24th, 16 paid...— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) October 15, 2013
Was surprised my opponent called 37,000 w A-Q as it was my 1st all in in 14 levels of play, BUT I did declare war on him to confuse him!!— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) October 15, 2013
2) Jonathan Duhamel: "I'm a Better Person Than I was 2 Years Ago"
We've always said poker kind of hit the jackpot when Jonathan Duhamel won the Main Event in 2010. And if the number of active, passionate poker players in Quebec today are any indication, he's single-handedly had a huge effect on the economy of the game.
With Marc-Etienne McLaughlin, another Quebecer, in the November Nine this year we could even be looking at two French-Canadian WSOP champs in just four years - which, if you think about it, is pretty mind-blowing.
We caught up with the former champ in Paris and got his thoughts on poker in Quebec, life on the poker road and how he's overcome the frightening home invasion he went through in 2011.
3) 888 Poker Now 2-0 in 2013 WSOPE Bracelet Events
First 888 Poker pro Jackie Glazier took down the first-ever WSOPE Ladies Event in dominating fashion.
Now 888 raffle winner Henrik Johansson has gone wire-to-wire to win Event #2, giving 888 an impeccable 2-0 record in bracelet events so far.
Still alive in Event 3, the €5,300 Mixed-Max? Another patch-wearing 888 member in Vancouver lawyer Jason Mann. Our suggestion? Get some money down on him now.
Check the winner interview with a clearly thrilled Glazier below along with highlights from the 888 party on the Seine: