Daily 3-Bet: Nadal = Neo, Nanonoko Exposé, Poker Princess Pleads

Randy Lew
Just who is Randy "Nanonoko" Lew?

The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is three very personal questions in the normally cut-and-dry mid-afternoon poker news world.

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Today we’ll take a look at Rafael Nadal starring in that EPT bullet time shoot, Molly Bloom pleading guilty and Nanonoko getting real with Celina Lin.

1) Nadal to be Focus of Matrix-Style Shoot

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Nadal so hot right now. Nadal.

Rafael Nadal is still basking in the glow of an enthusiastic poker world in Prague, after winning his first live event yesterday.

The latest news is that Nadal will be the subject of an upcoming documentary that will utilize that massive array of Canon DSLRs.

The array features over 80 cameras that will capture every detail at the poker table. Better keep that eyebrow twitch under control, Rafa.

The camera setup will capture “bullet time,” which was popularized by the Matrix.

Apparently the table will feature eight other players including Daniel Negreanu, Ronaldo and some other sports stars.

Let’s hope Roger Federer shows up and we can get an epic heads-up match for Nadal. One can dream right?

The documentary is scheduled to be released in Europe next year.

For more on the bullet time and some examples check out our recent Positively Nerd Street post about it.

2) Celina Lin Gets Personal with Nanonoko

Celina Lin did a rather refreshing interview with Randy “Nanonoko” Lew this week.

Instead of doing the usual poker interview and asking about his UTG strategy with pocket jacks Lin decided to delve into Lew’s background (side note: Lin is rather good on camera).

Some little-known facts about the grinding machine known as Nanonoko:

  • He understood very little of what his parents were saying growing up due to language differences.
  • Lew’s parents didn’t know he played poker until a couple years although he’s been playing for nearly a decade.
  • He’s engaged to his girlfriend of nine years.
  • He always gets harassed by Macau hookers (because he's too polite).

Check out the complete thing below:

3) “Poker Princess” Molly Bloom Pleads Guilty, Forfeits $125k

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Ben Affleck allegedly played in Molly Bloom's games.

Molly Bloom, the woman responsible for organizing huge poker games for celebrities, pled guilty to charges she ran underground games at the Plaza Hotel in a NYC court this week.

Bloom, along with 30 other people including Abe Mosseri and Vadim Trincher, was charged in a massive Russian-American crime scheme that allegedly laundered over $100 million.

It’s legal to run poker games but illegal to take a rake. Bloom admitted the big game at the Plaza did take a rake.

Bloom faces a maximum of six months in jail.

She is scheduled to pen a memoir of her experiences running some of the biggest games in the world.

Bloom was also behind a huge game that ran in LA. Reports have linked Ben Affleck and Leonardo DiCaprio to the games as well as sports stars.

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