WSOP 3-Bet: Trickett’s Nine, 8-Game Entries Low, Brat Chat

Trickett's Nine
Sam Trickett (not pictured)

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In today’s 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Sam Trickett’s angels, some low numbers at WSOP APAC and Phil Hellmuth’s battling for his 14th WSOP bracelet.

1) Sam Trickett Buys Nine Models into Charity Event

Sam Trickett
Sam Trickett

British poker superstar Sam Trickett couldn’t actually be at the 2014 Joe Hachem and Shane Warne charity but he sent a whole team to represent him in the event.

Trickett bought an entire table of models into the charity event, which is a significant contribution considering each woman’s buy-in cost $1,000.

The charity event also included the entire 888poker team including Shane Warne, Jackie Glazier, Xuan Liu, Jesse Sylvia, Russell Thomas and the rest of the gang.

All the proceeds from the event go towards the Shane Warne Foundation, which helps enrich the lives of seriously ill or underprivileged children around Australia.

The winner will receive a seat into the A$10k buy-in 2014 WSOP APAC Main Event.

2) Event 8 $5,000 8-Game Draws Less Than 50

The numbers have been down at the 2014 WSOP APAC but Event 8: A$5,000 8-Game might end up being one of the smallest non-Big One WSOP events ever played

As of Level 8 only 42 players had signed up for the mix-game event with Daniel Negreanu, Stuart Rutter, Jeff Gross, Brian Rast, Brandon Shack-Harris and George Danzer in the field.

8-game 5k mix
Daniel Negreanu in the small 8-game event.

Registration is open until tomorrow but we might have a new record on our hands unless there’s a surprising surge of players. Here’s a look at some of the smallest events at the WSOP over the last few years:


  • 2014 WSOP Big One for One Drop: 42 runners
  • 2014 WSOP $10k No-Limit 2-7 Lowball: 87
  • 2013 WSOP APAC $2,200 Mixed Event: 81
  • 2013 WSOPE €1,100 Ladies Event: 65
  • 2013 WSOPE €25k High Roller: 80
  • 2013 WSOP $10k No-Limit 2-7 Lowball: 87
  • 2012 WSOPE €10k Mixed Max NLHE: 96
  • 2012 WSOP Big One for One Drop: 48

3) Phil Hellmuth Tries to Bring Some 2011 Magic to Final Table

Phil Hellmuth made his 52nd WSOP final table earlier today and tomorrow he’ll attempt to win his record-setting 14th WSOP bracelet.

Earlier this week, however, Hellmuth told PokerListings he’d been battling some breathing problems. Here’s a SoundCloud clip of Hellmuth explaining how he’ll try and make the most of the situation:

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