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Daily 3-Bet: Gold Sold, Mercier Grilled, Turtleburger

The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is 8 oz of lighter fluid, some ground-up tiger penis and an endangered salamander safely slipped by afternoon poker news customs.

Got a news or blog tip for the 3-Bet? Let us know about it in the comments.

Today in the 3-Bet we find Jamie Gold's 2006 WSOP Main Event bracelet sold at auction (apparently against his will), Jason Mercier opening up the Twitter floor for questions and a ballsy yet ultimately unsuccessful turtle bluff snapped off at Guangzhou airport.

1) Jamie Gold Sells 2006 WSOP Bracelet

So Jamie Gold's 2006 WSOP Main Event bracelet - that from the richest Main Event ever and holding seven carats of diamonds and 120g of white and yellow gold - was sold at auction last night in Chicago.

The selling price was $65,725 to an anonymous bidder, says Heritage Auctions, who ran the sale.

Which is sort of weird on its own, we guess, but even weirder is the fact Gold says he didn't want to sell it at all. And it wasn't him who put it up for auction. Check this Bluff interview from the summer for more (skip to 1:35):

So... had he sold it to someone else already? Is Crispin Leyser back for more of his 50% cut? Oh, Jamie. If only winning $12 million made life easier.

2) Mercier Opens Twitter Floor for Lifestyle Questions

Ever wondered how many rabbits it would take, charging all at once, to bring Jason Mercier down?

Mercier spent 30 minutes answering Twitter questions from his fans last night and that was among the best for sure. Although 7 rabbits seems pretty low, no?

More illuminating answers below; check the rest on @JasonMercier.

RT @sapol@JasonMercier who are the top 5 MTT players in the world? <- impossible for me to come up w a top 5. Top 20 would be easier sry— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) August 2, 2013

RT @IziReallyTho@JasonMercier which do you prefer more, online or live poker? <--- live— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) August 2, 2013

RT @MrBurdmayne: @JasonMercier person you learned the most from in poker? <--- myself— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) August 2, 2013

RT @ScurrilousMay@JasonMercier WSOP Bracelet Bets. Good motivation, or like being in jail? <--- 60% motivation 25% jail 15% power of will— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) August 2, 2013

RT @mschankula@JasonMercier most useful book you read when starting out? Most useful poker book you've read recently? <- never have read 1— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) August 2, 2013

RT @ste_mc_efc@JasonMercier If they all rushed you at once what do you think is the min # of rabbits needed to overwhelm you? <-- lol 7-8— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) August 2, 2013

RT @actoo7@JasonMercier are you the best basketball player in poker?? <--- not even close. Doubtful im even in top 20— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) August 2, 2013

RT @99WarNickels: @JasonMercier if you had your entire BR on the table, what game would you want to play? <-- I wouldn't. But plo— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) August 2, 2013

RT @KayJKharym: @JasonMercier if you could only play one poker event for rest of your life other than WSOP ME, ? <-- wsop 50k 8 game— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) August 2, 2013

RT @kbiz23@JasonMercier which player did you look up to when you were starting out? <--- @RealKidPoker— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) August 2, 2013

3) Man Fails with Old "Turtle in Hamburger" Bluff

We've run some bad bluffs in our day (so so many, and so so bad) but never one quite as bold and awesome as this one recounted today in the South China Morning Post:

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Photo: Turtle Burger by flickr user flaunted

"The incident occurred on the morning of July 29, when a man, surnamed Li, was about to board China Southern Airlines flight 345 to Beijing, Guangzhou Daily reported.

"As Li passed through airport security, X-ray screening machines detected a few 'odd protrusions' sticking out of a KFC burger that the man had packed in his bag.

"Airport staff determined that the protrusions looked suspiciously like turtle limbs, and asked to inspect Li’s luggage.

“'There’s no turtle in there, just a hamburger,' Li reportedly insisted. 'There’s nothing special to see inside.'”

Li finally gave in to an inspection and his pet turtle was found inside the burger. When asked for an explanation, Li just said he wanted to travel with his “beloved” turtle.

Which is probably a better reason than we've ever given for anything tbh.

2013-08-03 13:07:44

lol 7 rabbits how f’in weak is mercier

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