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WSOP 3-Bet: Ladies Roar, Mercier Surge, Return of durrrr?
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Today in the 3-Bet we find not one but two ladies taking center stage, Jason Mercier continues to rebound from his disastrous start and the return of Tom Dwan could be imminent.
1) Fuchs, Scott Take Two
We knew we would crown at least one female winner at the 2015 World Series of Poker this weekend.
Instead we got two as Hollywood screenwriter Carol Fuchs topped an elite field in the $1,500 Dealer's Choice event to join 66-year-old Ladies Champion Jacquelyn Scott in claiming WSOP gold.
Both have, as you might expect, exceptional backgrounds. Fuchs is an entertainment lawyer and an accredited screenwriter with the Catherine Zeta-Jones film No Reservations among her list of accomplishments.
Scott is a former nurse/medical sales rep. who sold the very first defibrillator in the U.S. She's now a realtor in Florida.
Said Scott: “I think the Ladies event is really special. I’m used to playing mostly with men back at home, but decided to come out for the first time and play in this.
"I was so impressed by the way everyone behaves and the kindness you see at the table. We talk among ourselves and really enjoy the atmosphere."
Fuchs topped a field of 357 including last year's champ Robert Mizrachi at the final table to become the first female bracelet winner of the summer.
Read the full reports of their triumphs here.
2) Mercier Finishes Second in $10k PLO, Adds $572k
PokerStars pro Jason Mercier got off to a terrible start at this summer's WSOP.
Bricking his first few weeks of events things got even worse when he lost a massive prop bet - and at least $165,000 - to Brian Hastings.
As they always seem to for Mercier, though, things have turned around quickly.
He won his third career bracelet 11 days ago in the $5k No-Limit Hold'em to more or less get himself even for the summer. He then made the $50k PPC final table and finished 7th for $139k.
He just missed his fourth career bracelet over the weekend when he finished second in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha World Championship.
As one of the world's best PLO players there was a hint of disappointment he didn't finish things off but he still seemed pretty content with how things have turned around lately:
2nd ain't so bad. Wanted the win... But happy with the score! 25k plo tomorrow— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) June 29, 2015
If you're counting that's $1,345,611 in cashes in 11 days. More on Mercier's big surge here.
3) Dwan Ready to Throw Down in Aria Cash Game?
The Ivey seal has finally been breached at the 2015 WSOP ... will we be lucky enough to crack the durrrr seal today too?
That's the rumor around town at the moment, although it won't be at the Rio for the WSOP it'll be at the Aria for the $250,000 Live Cash Game.
What's that you ask? Just a game streamed from 2 pm-2 am each day until July 1 with a minimum buy in of $250,000 starting at $400/$800/$200ante. Yowza.
We'll take it. Watch the live stream from Aria right here to see if our dreams come true: