Daily 3-Bet: Razavi Reigns, Phil Storms Off, RIP Lil Holdem

Phil Hellmuth

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Today in the 3-Bet we find Sam Razavi continuing his dominance on the APT, Phil Hellmuth does, well, a Hellmuth and poker pros pay tribute to online legend Chad Batista.

1) Razavi Wins 4x at APT Cebu

Think British poker pro Sam Razavi has figured something out about the Asian Poker Tour other poker pros haven't?

The three-time APT Player of the Year just put his stamp on yet another event by claiming four tourney wins at APT Cebu.

That matches Polish young gun (and Rising Star nominee) Dzmitry Urbanovich's mind-bending 4x turn at last year's EPT Malta.

He's not making a fortune at these events mind you - his collective take this time around was barely over $10k - but still. Winning is winning.

He's clearly got the winner's photo down, too:

2) PokerNightTV Stream Gets Heated; Hellmuth Walks

Following in the wake of the big-time Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Big Four the $25/$50 Poker Night in America cash game has been equally entertaining.

Yesterday in particular was a highlight as it involved Phil Hellmuth dropping $15,000 and storming off the set:

They're back at it again today, Phil included, and things have already gotten testy with a quasi-slowroll.

The inimitable Phil Laak, 888poker pro Jessica Dawley and WSOP November Niner Josh Beckley are also notably in the game. Check the live feed below:

3) Remembering Lil Holdem

Online poker pioneer Chad "lilholdem954" Batista tragically passed away at the age of 34 yesterday.

A true legend of the online game Batista had drifted away from the felt over the past few years and fallen into ill health but his impact on many who remain in the game is clear from the outpouring of remembrances on Twitter today.

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