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Today in the 3-Bet we find the “Jamie Gold busto” chorus starting again with his 2006 WSOP bracelet up for auction, the state of New Jersey releasing its draft for Internet gambling regulations and Mike “Timex” McDonald soliciting poker-inspired puppy names.1) Jamie Gold's Bracelet, Watch Up for Auction Down on his luck?
Jamie Gold may or may not actually be "busto," but poker fans who love to throw the suggestion out there )and there are a lot) are getting yet another shot today.
Gold's 2006 WSOP Main Event bracelet (and Corum watch) is now apparently up for auction on Aug 1 as part of a Heritage Auctions Sports Signature series. No reason for it being up for sale is given, but this, err, overly bold assertion is part of the item description:
"Gold's play in his 2006 victory is considered one of the great shows of poker psychology, as he was uncannily successful in goading his opponents into betting strong against his superior hand, or folding when he was weak."
As for the bracelet, it features "259 stones including over seven carats of diamonds and 120 grams of white and yellow gold.
"Rubies are inset to create the red of the heart and diamond suits, while a sapphire represents the spade and three black diamonds the clubs."
What condition is it in? "Fine," it says. Bidding opens July 13 here.2) New Jersey Releases Guidelines for Internet/Mobile Gaming
It's 77 pages of pretty heavy legalese, but if you're curious what the guidelines may be for the Internet gambling industry in New Jersey a draft of the regulations was posted online today.
We're not legal experts but from what we can tell it looks fairly similar to Nevada's existing guidelines. Key points seem to be:Atlantic City (Photo by Ron Miguel) Geo-locating devices inside state borders Proper security for account access, encryption, servers and disallowed players Internet gaming permit fees of around $400,000 and a Responsible Gaming fee of $250,000 Ongoing study of the social impacts of online gaming Taxing rates/payment intervals for licensees Self-exclusion of players
The are obviously a lot more elements in play but, well, it's Friday and this stuff can do your head in. The draft is still unofficial and allows interested parties to read over/comment before the official document is posted June 3, after which the public will have 60 days to submit feedback.
Check the full document here if you're up to it.3) Timex Needs Help Naming Puppies
On a lighter note, feel like naming some puppies?
Poker pro Mike 'Timex" McDonald sent a call out on Twitter today for some help naming a litter of show-dog puppies:
My parents co-own a show-dog that's having 10 puppies today and breeder wants to name them all after poker terms. Suggestions?— Mike McDonald (@MikeMcDonald89) May 17, 2013
Among the winners so far are Bounty, River, Monaco and Lady Luck.
Our suggestions? Phil Hellmutt, Wooflus and Finddabone. God help us. Tweet your help to Timex here or leave a note in the comments below.
Update: The remaining winners were Bubble, Flip, Vegas, Button, All In, Jackpot and Bellagio.
Pala poker room adding promotions for June - Casino City Times
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PALA, Calif. (PRESS RELEASE) -- Southern California poker players can win more cash in June at Pala Casino Resort and Spa as the poker room adds two more cash promotions and continues its schedule of guaranteed tournaments and regular cash ...
by Tom McEvoy
My friend Paul Zibits was playing a tournament at the Commerce Casino in Las Angeles when the following hand came up. This hand was haunting him and he did not know if he made the right play or not so he asked me for my opinion. Here is the situation: We are now one table from the money and Paul has an average stack and is in the big blind. One player goes all-in and Paul has him covered. Now the biggest stack at the table (a good young tournament player) flat calls. Since he is the chip leader he could have a wider range of hands to call the first player’s all- in move. Paul looks down and has pocket Jacks and the action is now on him since all the other players have folded. He knows he has no fold equity since he would not have enough chips left to push the other player off his hand. His thinking was that he probably had a coin flip against one or both of these guys and the 2nd player could have flat called with a bigger pair to trap in this spot which is not uncommon. In the end he folded. If he was up against just the original all-in player, he would have called for sure. If he made the call and lost he would be very short-stacked even if he put no more chips in the pot. This hand has been haunting him ever since and he wanted to know what I would have done in this situation. This was a big tournament at the L.A. Poker Classic so there was a lot at stake.
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The relentless Swede fired off another 3,435 hands in the high-stakes games on Full Tilt Poker and burned his opponents for nearly $1 million.
The victory comes a little over one week from his last $1 million day on the site.
Blom split his time between PLO and FLO8 and played in games that included Patrik Antonius, KPR16, Sam Trickett, Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene and Jens “Ingenious89” Kyllonen, according to highstakesdb.com.Isildur1 Runs Over Phil Galfond for $741k Isildur1 dominated Phil Galfond.
The real action, however, came against Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond in a series of heads-up $500/$1,000 PLO CAP matches.
Galfond, who penned a blog last year that expressed his admiration for the young Scandinavian, played a swingy session that saw him rake a few huge pots but never quite catch up to Blom.
In the final hour of their session Blom started to pull away and in a little over 300 hands he went from a $170k winner to an $814k winner.
Galfond finally had his fill and decided to call it quits, down a total of $741k.
Blom was far and away the biggest winner last night and ended with a total of $991,700 in profit. Outside of Galfond, Sam Trickett was actually the biggest loser dropping a total of $220k.
With last night’s session Blom further cemented his status as the biggest winner this year with $5.5 million earned on FTP in 2013.
Score Promotions Sponsoring Charity Poker Tournament in Grand Prairie, Alberta - San Francisco Chronicle
Score Promotions Sponsoring Charity Poker Tournament in Grand Prairie, Alberta
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One of the main attractions of the annual Charity Dinner & Fun Casino Night will be the charity poker tournament which will give attendees a chance to enjoy themselves after a dinner, and then kick back and relax over a game of poker. Proceeds from the ...
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World Series of Poker coming to Ohio casinos
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Online Poker Site Partouche.fr Shuts Shop
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Sandoval: Deals with other states on Web poker possible
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Poker Website Won't Fold AC Casino Plans
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Red Knights' annual Poker Run starts in Taneytown
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Whether you ride a motorcycle or just enjoy a nice afternoon excursion in your car or truck, why not take in the sights of springtime on Sunday while supporting the annual Poker Run of Red Knights Maryland Chapter 8. Adventure, fun and a chance to ride ...
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Poker Run opens weekend of cars, trucks, cycles
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The Poker Run is just to get your engine warmed up for the big show Saturday. Cruis'n Angels, a car club, donates all the proceeds to Good Shepherd Health Clinic. Ronnie Brassfield, vice president of the club, is in charge of vendors. There will be $1 ...
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I recently moved to Mexico to resume playing online poker legally. It saddens me that I had to leave my home, the land of the free, to freely practice my occupation. I chose this hand out of the 29 tournaments that I played today to share with you.
And since poker is the reason we all make the pilgrimage to Sin City each year, the first installment is going to cover the myriad ways you can scratch your poker itch in Las Vegas during the WSOP.
Hands down Las Vegas in the summer is the best place in the world to play poker.
From the millions of dollars handed out at the WSOP, to the great tournament series at other properties, to the endless supply of fishy tourists punting stacks in the cash games, there's no better time or place to pad your poker bankroll.
But with so many options and so little time, it's important to make the most of your sessions.
Use this list to stay on top of everything that's happening around town and make sure you don't miss out on your fair share of the loot.
Follow the Twitter accounts individually or simply follow our Las Vegas Poker Twitter List list to get it all at once.Las Vegas Poker Rooms
Most Vegas poker rooms have jumped on board the Twitter bandwagon as an easy way to reach their players and get information about their rooms out there.
Follow these accounts for tournament schedules, updates and special poker deals.Aria Bally's Bellagio Caesars Palace Club Fortune Flamingo Golden Nugget Hard Rock Harrah's MGM Grand Mirage Orleans Palace Station Palms Planet Hollywood Red Rock Rio Riviera Treasure Island Venetian Wynn Tournament Directors and Las Vegas Poker Insiders WSOP Cash Games Aria Cash Games LasVegasPoker Jack Effel, WSOP Tournament Director AskTheTournamentDirector
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Poker star cheating? 37-year-old Phil Ivey accused of cheating at baccarat
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Today in the 3-Bet we find an in-depth interview with Simpsons co-creator and poker lover Sam Simon, Tatjana Pasalic standing up for the American flag and Nolan Dalla recounting some more amazing memories from the greatest poker series of the modern era.1) Sam Simon: One of the Great Check Writers of His Generation Sam Simon.
We’ll cut right to the chase on this one since Sam Simon is one of our all-time favorites here on PokerListings.
Not only is he the co-creator of the greatest TV show of all-time, The Simpsons (it’s not even close, so don’t bother to argue), he’s a regular poker player who’s spared us a few words when we’ve asked.
Simon also has terminal cancer. Doctors gave him 3-6 months to live about six months ago.
He’s still here, though. And he sat down with Marc Maron for an-in-depth chat on the popular WTF podcast, posted today.
He touches on poker briefly (and ex-wife Jennifer Tilly sits in on the whole interview) along with dozens of other topics (he grew up across the street from Groucho Marx and he's given most of his money away, seriously), and it’s a pretty great and funny and poignant interview.
As Maron says, Simon basically "won life." And it's hard to argue that.We salute you also. 2) Tatjana Pasalic: Looking for Freedom Help
This is only marginally connected to poker, really.
But we’ve never had any complaints about posting pictures of Bodog pro, popular poker hostess and significant other of poker pro McLean Karr, Tatjana Pasalic.
Also given the context of Sam Simon’s interview above, we figured it was reasonable to post a good pick-me-up.
Semi-transitioning to a career as a personal chef, she posted her latest food/promo shot today and asked for some help "adding a little more freedom" to it.
Stand up, America, and have at it here.
Heading into the 10-year anniversary of Chris Moneymaker’s win at the 2003 WSOP, we’re about to be inundated with “looking back” reflections on what his win has meant to poker.Dalla does Moneymaker.
If you’re going to read just one thing about it, though, make it this series from legendary WSOP jack-of-all-trades Nolan Dalla.
There's no better source for great and twisted poker stories than Dalla and he’s delving in deep with his personal recollections of the history of the WSOP at Binion’s.
He’s up to Part 4 and it’s packed with gems from the bygone era, including a table-side La-Z-Boy and characters named Slimer and Jabber. An excerpt:
"We were scurrying around doing our prep work for the series when I ran into the poker office for something. Problem was, I couldn’t get inside the door.
"The office was jammed with people signing up. There were poker players lined up out the door. Many were wearing black shirts and hats with the same logo. There were about 40 of them. They were from an online site called PokerStars.com.
"It’s almost inconceivable to contemplate this today, in the modern poker era when many of the most skilled players in the world are 23-years-old.
"But ten years ago, online poker players were openly ridiculed. They weren’t even thought of as “real” poker players. They were pretenders."