Daily 3-Bet: Hellmuth Slays, Nadal Plays, Negreanu for VP

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The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is poker's Nader/Gonzalez ticket splitting the vote but still holding a slight edge in the polls heading into the afternoon poker news primary.

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Today in the 3-Bet we find Phil Hellmuth exposing some truths about his famous friends, Rafael Nadal's PokerStars ad and Daniel Negreanu among the VPs on the #Poker2012 ticket.

1) Hellmuth Dishes on Jordan, Phelps, Obama, Han Solo

Who knew Phil Hellmuth is actually a pretty funny guy?

Renowned as a shameless namedropper, Hellmuth made a brief phone-in appearance on the WCOOP Radio show yesterday to play a quick game host Joe Stapleton drew up.

Phil Hellmuth
Who knew?

Aptly named "Lolnamedropaments," the game was simply Stapleton naming famous people Hellmuth may or may not have hung out with and Phil describing what their personality is like in a word or sentence.

Not only showing he can poke fun at himself, Hellmuth proved he could also hold his own with king-of-quips Stapleton.

Some examples:

  • Michael Jordan: Super social person always telling stories in front of a group
  • Michael Phelps: Great kid, amazing
  • Evander Holyfield: Quieter than you might think.
  • Barack Obama: Loves poker. We may have a chance to play with him in the White House
  • Han Solo: Bad Ass
  • John Lennon: Likes his style
  • SpongeBob Squarepants: Shorter than he thought he'd be.

As much as people hate on Hellmuth, listening to the clip you can't deny he at least can take a joke. Sometimes.

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2) Nadal Mobile PokerStars Ad Hits the Air

Remember a few months ago when rumors of a video shoot with Rafael Nadal blew the secret he was about to become PokerStars’s next big signing?

Looks like that ad has finally come to the airwaves.

In it Nadal walks the streets of Barcelona playing poker on his phone. A crowd, naturally, gathers.

Check the clip below (SFW as no underwear is visibly pulled. Spoiler alert: he wins the all in):

3) #Poker2012 Tickets Include Reynolds/Negreanu, JRB/Booth

It’s been awhile since the last good poker hashtag meme came around (RIP #realiveytweets) but #Poker2012 has a chance to be a good one.

Initiated by @AgentMarco, the task was to come up with a poker-inspired President/Vice President ticket along with its campaign slogan.

So far, it might be HazeMaze running away with it:

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