Today in the 3-Bet we bring you a particularly in-the-red work day for Sam Trickett, a complete shutout for Brits at the NBC Heads-Up Championship plus the alarming gambling habits of Rochdale locals.
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1) Trickett Blows $100k in Eight Hours
When most people punch in for an eight-hour shift they know how much money they're taking home at the end of the day.
That simple concept has no place in the world of high-stakes poker.
Most-successful-European-tournament-player-in-history Sam Trickett went to work yesterday at the Aussie Millions $100k Challenge and dusted off the six-figure buy-in in just seven levels.
And despite losing in a day what it takes the average full-time worker in the UK more than two years to earn, Trickett was most disappointed about missing the Aussie Open finals playing out at nearby Melbourne Park.
That Trickett has over $17 million in live tournament earnings might have something to do with it.
2) Brits Shut Out at NBC Heads-UP
The 2013 NBC Heads-Up Championship is over and British players completely bricked the event.
But it was always a long-shot given just two of the 64 invitations were sent to players from the UK.
Chris “moorman1” Moorman, and Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree both made the trip to Las Vegas. They both paid the $25,000 buy-in. And they both busted short of the money.
Moorman beat former world champion Carlos Mortensen but lost in the second round to Dan “Jungleman12” Cates, while Boeree went broke in the first round against France's Gaelle Baumann.
Played my ass of yesterday against @o_rly but couldn't win the flips at the end. good luck to her in round 2 though, she's an awesome lady.— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) January 25, 2013
1/2 Well that was quick. Open ajc @junglemandan 3b I call akq fd board and I call down three streets on blank runout v qq. Tournament was so— Chris Moorman (@Moorman1) January 25, 2013
2/2 much fun though and exceptionally well run. I hope I get the chance to come back in the future and give it another shot #NBCHU— Chris Moorman (@Moorman1) January 25, 2013
3) Rochdale Unemployed, Still Gambling
Rochdale: home of songbird Lisa Stansfield, WSOP-bracelet winning bezzie friends Matt Perrins and Jake Cody and some of the poorest people in the UK.
The Falinge Estate has recently been named as the poorest area in the UK, for the fifth year running, with an impressive 72% unemployment rate.
But government statistics can be so misleading.
Don’t they realise that 72% could very well be earning their bread and butter playing online poker?
How else could the poorest area in the UK find enough capital to spend £72 million per year on betting machines?
Or is that just out of the pocket of Perrins and Cody?