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WSOP 3-Bet: Thrill of Chiptory, Agony of Debeat, Hope Floats
The PokerListings WSOP 3-Bet is a tiny slip of paper, a modest patch of felt to call your own and no other place in the world you'd rather be right now.
Want the latest news and gossip emanating from the World Series of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas? Here's where you'll find it.
Today in the 3-Bet we find the pure elation that comes from bagging up chips at the end of a Main Event day, the pure dejection of watching your dream crumble before your eyes and the stage set for the biggest day in WSOP Main Event history.
1) Nothing Like Bagging Chips in the Main Event
Big stack. Less than starting stack. Barely enough for one more orbit.
No matter what kind of chip stack you bag after a day of play at the World Series of Poker Main Event, it's been a good day.
Especially, if you're like Vanessa Selbst or Faraz Jaka, if things were looking bleak:
Finished day 1 WSOP main with 38k. Can't complain since I was down to 3k in level 3 :)— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) July 7, 2014
After a rough day at WSOP $10k main event being short all day as low as 6k.. Doubled to 44k on this very last han... http://t.co/y1CSWhnSmj— Faraz Jaka (@FarazJaka) July 7, 2014
Peaked mid-day at 32k and hovered mostly between 7k- 14k...more IMPORTANTLY we made day 2 for the 5th yr in a row!! @WSOP w/ 12k n a dream— Chris Lindh (@LINDHsanity) July 7, 2014
34k after day 1, no idea how I made chips since I can't remember actually doing anything. Hopefully I can keep this up for 4 months— Mike McDonald (@MikeMcDonald89) July 7, 2014
Finished day 1 w 134k #happycamper— Erik Seidel (@Erik_Seidel) July 7, 2014
30775. Not exactly the day 1 dreams are made of, but took a couple big coolers and I'm very happy with how I played. #WSOPME— Terrence Chan (@tchanpoker) July 7, 2014
Ended the day with 29,625, at this rate I'll make the final table with half an ante #illtakeit— Ben Lamb (@BenbaLamb) July 7, 2014
Finished the day on 23.3k. It'll do. #WSOPMainEvent— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) July 7, 2014
2) Drive Safely, Bustees
On the other end of the spectrum? Everyone who has to wait another 364 days to try again.
Driving while under the influence of busting WSOP main on day 1. #notsafe— Scott Clements (@BigRiskky) July 7, 2014
#orbust Happy not to come back to the rio for awhile— Mohsin Charania (@chicagocards1) July 7, 2014
Busted the main.. First time in four years I didn't make day 2..sad. :(((— paul volpe (@paulgees81) July 7, 2014
Hoped for a 3rd cash in 6 events finishing with a really big win in the Main, but nope! All in TT 25bbs after an open raise & snapped by AA— Sofia Lövgren (@Sofia_Lovgren) July 7, 2014
Busted the main event on day 1. Went looking for salvation at the bottom of a sundae. http://t.co/obTTVXYLDT— Dan O'Brien (@DanOBrienPoker) July 7, 2014
Busted the main. Hello strippers.— Ludovic Lacay (@Cutsybaby) July 7, 2014
Sad day, busted the Main on Day 1. That hasn't happened in a few years.. :( #WSOP— Timothy Adams (@Tim0theeAdams) July 7, 2014
3) Hope is a Good Thing. Maybe the Best of Things
Who's left to talk about? Oh, just the 3,500 or so poker players about to take their seats for Day 1c today.
It's gonna be huge, it's gonna be packed with surprises and it's all right here on PokerListings. We're even taking requests so if you want your best friend's chip counts or a pic, let us know on Facebook, Twitter or right here under this article!
Gl to all putting $10k on the line today. We're right there with you.
Fulfilling a pretty big ambition today. About to play the WSOP Main Event. Hopefully I'll make it last for 9 days! #10milly— Tim Hickling (@hickle_berry) July 7, 2014