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The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a cooler of refreshments and a cushy inner tube set to float down the meandering mid-afternoon poker news river.
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at viewers joining in on Streamboat #2, Zedd making good at PSC Barcelona and Phil Hellmuth facing off against Dan Cates.
1) Hop on the Streamboat
Bill Perkins’ “Streamboat” is easily one of the entertaining concepts that’s been put forth in the poker world over the last few years and poker fans are getting a chance to join the action.
As part of a deal with PokerStars, there will be up to six lucky fans joining the crew for the second official voyage of the yacht in the British Virgin Islands.
Interested players will be able to take part in Streamboat freerolls on PokerStars.
Winners will be able to send a video about themselves to the Streamboat crew who will pick their favorite candidates to come aboard.
The second voyage of the Streamboat is set to run Sept. 3-24, right in the middle of PokerStars 2017 World Championship of Online Poker.
The crew consists of Bill Perkins, Jeff Gross, Jaime Staples, Kevin Martin and Matt Staples. Each streamer will run their own unique freeroll on PokerStars.
Check out the Home Game Clubs of Jaime, Matt and Kevin to learn more.
Winners will be announced on Sept. 7, 2017.
2) Zedd Makes €44k Score at PSC Barcelona
By all accounts this year’s PokerStars party in Barcelona was one of the all-time greats thanks to electro star Zedd.
Well it turns out Zedd is no one-trick pony.
The famous Russian-born DJ took to the felt after the party and actually managed to find some serious success.
Zedd crashed out of the Main Event early but then went on to play the 8-Max turbo event at PSC Barcelona and went on to finish third for a tidy €44,000.
It’s always nice to see recreational players do well in high-profile events and hopefully catch the poker bug.
At the very least it wouldn’t be surprising to see Zedd come out for a few more PokerStars events.
Zedd could probably get a head-start on playing high rollers from a fellow Russian/German who had a huge score in Barcelona this week.
3) Phil Hellmuth Faces Dan Cates in Rivers Showdown Final
What happens when an iconic old-school poker pro faces off against a new-school online legend?
We’re going to find out tonight when Phil Hellmuth and Dan Cates battle each other heads-up in the Rivers Showdown Final for a $200k prize.
The easy money seems to be on Cates who’s won millions playing HU online for the highest stakes imaginable but Hellmuth has already pulled off somewhat of an upset by defeating Doug Polk earlier in the event.
The final kicks off at 5:30 ET tonight and you can watch for free on Twitch.tv. In the meantime here’s a look at how the contestants got to this point: