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WSOP 3-Bet: Galfond, Anderson 2-7 Wizards, Wahlberg Poker, Merson POY
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In today’s WSOP 3-Bet we’ll take a look at a seriously stacked final table, Mark Wahlberg at the WSOP and Greg Merson crushing it.
1) Phil Galfond, Calvin Anderson, Tuan Le Headline 2-7 Triple Draw
Already stop the presses we have our first killer final table of the summer.
As you might expect a $10,000 tournament in a more obscure poker format has a way of bringing out the big guns and this year’s 2-7 Triple Draw didn’t disappoint.
The final table of seven players includes Tuan Le, Calvin Anderson, Maximillian Casal, Ismael Bojang, Phil Galfond, Rep Porter and James Obst.
It is, in a word: sick.
Too many great stories to list at that final table so be sure to check in at 2 p.m. to watch it unfold.
In other tournament news Minnesotan John Reading outlasted 1,436 players and won $252,068 in just one day of play in the Hyper Hold’em event yesterday.
Also, the entire final table took less than two hours!
2) Report: Mark Wahlberg Played 2015 WSOP
So according to the LA Times there have already been a number of celebrities play the 2015 WSOP including former NFLer Richard Seymour, actor James Woods and Mark Wahlberg.
Wait, Mark Wahlberg?
That’s the first we’ve heard of it and despite the 22,000+ players in the Colossus we have a feeling someone would have noticed Marky Mark.
We’re gonna go out on a limb and say the LA Times made a mistake or someone playing the tournament had the exact same name as the famous actor.
On the other hand Wahlberg did star in The Gambler this year so he might have picked up a little poker training somewhere along the way.
If you see Wahlberg be sure to let us know so we can ask him some really important poker-related questions like, “Is there gonna be The Happening 2?”
3) Merson Early Front Runner for GPI POY
The 2015 WSOP is still incredibly young but 2012 Main Event champ Greg Merson has gotten off to a fantastic start.
Merson has already racked up 476 points in barely a week of action thanks to a 4th finish and a 35th. Some of the other early leaders include Bryn Kenney (418 points), Nick Petrangelo (360 points) and Nam Le (358 points).
Actor James Woods picked up 348 points, which puts him in seventh place. Here’s a look at the early GPI top 10:
1. Greg Merson - 476 points
2. Michael Wang - 473 points
3. Bryn Kenney - 418 points
4. Artur Koren - 387 points
5. Nick Petrangelo - 360 points
6. Nam Le - 358 points
7. James Woods - 348 points
8. Jason Wheeler - 347 points
9. Amir Lehavot - 332 points
10. Nathan Tuthill - 323 points
WSOP Bonus Min-Bets
1) Wait, is Jon Aguiar Now The Voice of Reason at WSOP?
You complain about top heavy payouts then @wsop does something great for the economy instead of the sexy # for marketing and you complain?!— Jonathan Aguiar (@JonAguiar) June 1, 2015
2) Las Vegas Review Times reporter David Schoen Blogs His Experience Playing Colossus
3) Amused Jason Mercier Watches Baffled Phil Hellmuth
Hellmuth can't believe it... Raises 5 up in razz utg... gets called by K behind him and K bring in :0 https://t.co/NnZVay5pzy— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) June 2, 2015
4) Gooooaaal! Daniel Negreanu Goes from Soccer Directly to WSOP
My table can't be happy about this but I came straight from soccer! Haha https://t.co/3KJPRejpKF— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) June 2, 2015