Daily 3-Bet: PLOkerStaples, Kid Poker App, Full Molly Tease

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Today in the 3-Bet we find the inspiring Jaime Staples getting his first live win, an app-ortunity for Kid Poker and an enticing full trailer for Molly’s Game.

1) PokerStaples FTW!

As we said in our full Spirit of Poker Award nominee bios, Jaime “PokerStaples” Staples is an inspiring character in the poker world for a number of great reasons.


(Photo: PokerStars)

His Twitch channel is one of the most popular poker streams in the world. His daily interaction with his fan base is virtually unmatched.

His enthusiasm and joy for the game has inspired countless players to dive in and enjoy poker to its fullest. And his recent #UltimateSweat prop bet to lose a ton of weight is an inspiration on its own.

He’s also a pretty damn good poker player and the effort he’s put into his profession paid off in a nice way this week with his first-ever live win.

It was ‘just’ a €550 Pot Limit Omaha Turbo side event for €22,500 at PSC Barcelona. But still.

There’s nothing quite like hoisting the famed PokerStars spade trophy for the first time (or any time for that matter).

He chopped the event with the ultra-tough Adam Owen, too, to make it even sweeter.

Congrats to PokerStaples on breaking the live seal! We’re sure there are many more victories to come.

Read more about his win on the PokerStars blog and vote for him as 2017’s Most Inspiring Player here.

2) Gnome Chips, Tree Stump Tables

Back when we were kids and the snow blew at 100mph in both directions on the 8-mile walk to and from school, 5th graders wrote letters to inspiring political leaders like, oh, the US president.

Now, with no viable president available, they write to inspiring poker players instead to pitch their new poker app for kids.

It’s a new day, for sure. Cool idea though. Let’s hope he gets some VC to buy in, although with the Hellmuth needle he can probably count Phil’s bestie Chamath Palihapitiya out.

Received a letter from a 10 year old boy with a genius poker app idea for kids! pic.twitter.com/Ev5gKYVTlH

— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) August 25, 2017

He also had a message for @phil_hellmuth pic.twitter.com/HcM3OTdjtG

— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) August 25, 2017

3) Molly’s Game in Theaters November 22

As we mentioned last week it looks like Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game is now in the can and ready to share with the world at large.

After that short tease released last week the full trailer is now available for your viewing pleasure and, truth be told, looks better than we thought it would.

Also: that Michael Cera hair. We really hope he’s playing the obnoxious Tobey Maguire role in this one. Watch it in full below:

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