Daily 3-Bet: Poker Brat Launch, Kempe Flashback, INT LNG PKR

The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is 25 spelers, 475k in de dinnerbreak and the bobbing heads of every poker player who gets your afternoon poker news message.

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Today in the 3-Bet we find Phil Hellmuth heading for home, Rainer Kempe glimpses into his past and Matt Salsberg recognizes the international language of poker.

1) Wheels Up for Poker Brat

If we were anywhere near the Bay Area there is zero chance we would miss this tomorrow (if, of course, we could even finagle an invite):

Wheels up: 7:49 am! Back to Bay Area for my “Poker Brat” book launch party. #POSITIVITY pic.twitter.com/t2RKusgRAQ

— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) August 1, 2017

Possible highlights:

Multiple references to and consumption of Dom Perignon and Kimo Sabe mescal
Possible appearances by besties Chamath Palihapitiya, Joe Lacob and Bill Lee
Maybe an appearance in his famous Smedium Golden State Warriors jersey?
Phil waxing philosophic about himself in the third person (fingers crossed)

If you happen to be there, please send notes. If you can’t be there get your copy of Poker Brat at fine bookstores everywhere (or on Amazon). If you can’t wait for tomorrow there’s also this:

I’m going LIVE w the amazing Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on her FaceBook page today at 2 pm pst. Should be fun, Sheryl is wonderful!

— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) August 1, 2017

2) Rainer Kempe: Once a CPTer, Always a CPTer

We thought Pascal Lefrancois had perfected the shirtless winner photo until we saw this spectacular flashback shot posted on Twitter by Rainer Kempe last week:

Just didn’t want you guys to forget that I won a cpt side event for just short of 9000$ in 2014 #ThrowbackThursday pic.twitter.com/Ij8gCYRDgP

— Rainer Kempe (@GatsbyKempinho) July 30, 2017

We’re not even sure what the “c” in cpt stands for there as it wasn’t even big enough to make his Hendon Mob resume. 

Caribbean? Czech? Who has tournaments in a casino with an airplane hanging from the ceiling? Bonus points if you can name five other poker players in the photo (Fedor Holz excluded).

3) 475k in De Dinnerbreak

Well played, Matt Salsberg.

The international language of poker. https://t.co/jQUzO9vNbv

— HelloDarkness (@msalsberg) August 1, 2017

475k in de dinnerbreak. Nog 25 spelers. Avg is 880k.

— Paul Berende (@Paul_Berende) August 1, 2017

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