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Today in the 3-Bet we find a poker legend getting fans in a tizzy, the difference between poker and brain poker and the next great poker movie (maybe).
1) Yes. A Million Times Yes
— Viktor Blom (@ViktorBlom) April 11, 2017
Oh boy oh boy oh boy. The feeling is mutual among his legions of fans:
— supa mario (@supamario13) April 11, 2017
— Joey V (@joey_vensel) April 11, 2017
2) Playing Poker is Not Hard
Playing poker USING YOUR BRAIN, though?
playing poker is not hard, playing poker using brain is super hard, i will not give up, I will do it
— kuo hui chen (@kittykuopoker) March 12, 2017
I don’t think we’ve ever seen poker summed up so succinctly – or accurately.
We will not give up either. And we will likely put that up, in its entirety, on our fridge in macaroni collage.
If you’re not following Kitty Kuo on Twitter/Twitch, do so immediately for equal parts funny and deep.
3) Win It All ‘Closer to Music’
We were all over new poker/gambling movie Win It All when the trailer was released a few weeks ago and it seems prudent to mention it’s now officially up on Netflix.
It is a full movie but ONLY available on Netflix, which in the past might have felt a bit ‘straight to video’ but now feels like a huge win. Another huge win for it? A glowing review from The New Yorker, which says it has:
“a bold and fluent swing,”
an “easygoing, riffy spontaneity” and
“reveals the deep originality lurking within tunes that strike the ear with a deceptive simplicity.”
Those all sound very good. It also comes with high praise for director Joe Swanberg, who received similar praise for his six-episode Easy, also airing on Netflix, which is now filming for Season 2.
It’s not Rounders 2, obv. But all signs point to it being a good film about poker. Check the trailer out again below: