WSOP 3-Bet: Kruse Eyes Bracelet, Bilzerian LOLs, Dale Gets Fired

Jean-Robert Bellande
Why is Dan Bilzerian so mean?

The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet was once left out of the afternoon poker news World Cup but it just came back stronger than ever.

You can always make suggestions for future 3-Bet pieces below in the comments section. 

In today’s WSOP 3-Bet we find German footballer Max Kruse shooting for a bracelet, Dan Bilzerian giving Jean-Robert Bellande the cold shoulder and former PokerStars online pro DALEROXXU defending his World Cup celebrations.

Kruse Goes for Poker Gold

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Max Kruse
 

Want proof that WSOP bracelets actually mean something on an international level?

Footballer Max Kruse was left off the German World Cup squad in a last-minute decision a few weeks ago.

While obviously disappointed by not making the team, Kruse was suddenly gifted with some spare time and he decided to make the trek to Las Vegas to take part in the biggest poker series of them all.

Incredibly Kruse locked down a spot at the six-player final table of the WSOP’s $1,500 2-7 Lowball event last night - a game he only just learned from pal George Danzer a week ago!

Kruse has a legitimate shot at taking down WSOP gold, which would be a nice consolation prize after being denied a chance at World Cup gold.

The German would only earn $89,483 for first-place but at this point it’s probably more about the bracelet than anything else.

Bilzerian Laughs, then Laughs Some More

It’s not easy putting together $1 million for the Big One for One Drop. Just ask Jean-Robert Bellande.

Bellande was photographed last month buying into the Big One with bricks of cash but it appears the variance of putting roughly 984% of your net worth in one tournament is starting to get to him.

Yesterday he decided to ask billionaire buddy Dan Bilzerian if he’d take 5% just to sweat Bellande in the Big One. Bilzerian’s response?

Ouch. It was that last LOL that really put the nail in the coffin, in our opinion.

Dale “DALEROXXU” Philips Cheering Video Surfaces

How do you lose a sponsorship contract with one of the leading online poker sites?

If you’re Dale “DALEROXXU” Philips you cheer excessively for the Dutch national football team when they absolutely crush Spain in the World Cup while you’re at a poker tournament in Spain.

Philips was unceremoniously canned from PokerStars when he got a little too excited during the football match. He has responded with a blog post where he argues his celebration wasn’t over the top also.

Philips included a video of the actual incident so you can make your own mind up on whether it was obnoxious or not.

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Murr 2014-06-18 15:33:23

Obnoxious. yes. Worthy of firing? Meh. Maybe. Calls into question someone's whole personality probably.