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Today in the 3-Bet we find another spectacular Poker After Dark lineup, Phil Galfond muses on the road to real-money poker and Jen Tilly gets the D+G treatment.
1) Dwan, Galfond on PAD
The first month of Poker After Dark’s return to the airwaves has drawn rave reviews.
Tom Dwan played poker on TV for the first time in years. Bill Klein and Matt Kirk played for a $980k pot. Will Kassouf brought his speech play up to the big leagues.
It’s been hit after hit after hit. But, so far, it’s all been No-Limit Hold’em.
That changes this week with the first-ever “PLOMG” week featuring more of our TV favorites and some blistering games of $300/$600 Pot-Limit Omaha with a minimum $100k buy-in.
The iconic durrrr returns as well alongside PLO great Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond in his first return to PAD. Ben Lamb, Brian Rast, Brandon Adams and Ike Haxton round out the lineup.
They’ll play for three straight days starting tomorrow and you can watch it all on PokerGO. You can also catch up on past PAD episodes in their archives.
2) Speaking of Phil Galfond …
When Phil Galfond announced over a year ago he was launching his own proprietary, real-money online poker site, he knew he was in for a big project.
Still, he felt it was worth it to give recreational and professional poker players the trustworthy, transparent poker site they deserve. And he was going to give it his best shot.
A year later, Galfond has found the task even tougher than expected. And still no short jump from being ready to go live.
In a sprawling interview with the Thinking Poker Podcast Galfond went in-depth on the obstacles RunItOnce poker has faced and how they’re working to overcome them.
He also found time to share some stories about his “rise through the ranks, the Ship It Holla Ballas, Rail Heaven” and more. Listen to it here.
3) Jen Tilly is Queen of Sneaks
So Dolce & Gabbana has a playing card theme to its latest collection and, when you’re a total boss like Jen Tilly, people go out of their way to give you cool stuff.
— Jennifer Tilly (@JenniferTilly) September 24, 2017
Those are pretty dope. And a step above Hellmuth’s recent foray into gold shoes ioho. Coolest poker shoe challenge is over to you, Kid Poker.