Daily 3-Bet: Nubs for Noobs, Lacey in FHM, DNegs Bets Tennis

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Lacey Jones in Czech FHM. Photo: Deja Jordan.

The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a rapid–fire rundown of three less traveled poker “news” stories that deserve a second look.

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Today in the 3-Bet we explain Aussie Millions $100k winner Dan Smith's famous "nub," find Lacey Jones doing her part to globalize poker and watch Daniel Negreanu and Jason Mercier getting tipsy and betting on tennis.

1) Dan Smith’s Nub

We don't know the full lineage of the now famous "nub," but we know Dan Smith, newly crowned $100k Challenge winner at the 2012 Aussie Millions, is a central figure.

We're pretty sure he invented it, but at the very least he's a strong proponent of it.

The elusive Kevmath nub.

What's a nub?

According to Dansmithnubs.com:

"Nub: elbow to elbow contact, typically to express joy.

"e.g. Dude comes out of the bathroom (after probably pissing all over his hands). Now you don’t have to touch his hands to greet him."

According to the Nubs for Noobs section, there are also several types of Nubs:

The Nub to confirm, the Spin Nub, the Unnamed Super Nubs, the Nub solo, etc.

Basically, there’s a lot of different nubs. And importantly they're all more hygienic than the high five.

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Cue Czech poker boom.

2) Poker Set to Explode in Czech Republic

There are a few places where we expect the next poker “boom” to happen.

Germany, Japan, China, India. Possibly Brazil.

One country, however, is going to jump to the head of the pack next month when the latest issue of their local FHM comes out.

The country: Czech Republic. The reason? Lacey Jones is on the cover.

Sure, Martin Staszko brought the game to the public's attention with his 2011 WSOP runner-up finish.

But nothing takes a sport to another level in a country like pictures of its pros in lingerie.

Check the pic to the right and follow Jones on Twitter here for more pics.

More on the photos and make-up from model and stylist Katarina Van Derham .

3) Negreanu, Mercier Annoy Old Couple at Australian Open

As poker pros do when they’re at the Aussie Millions, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Maria Ho and Daniel Alaei (plus significant others) used a day off yesterday to catch some tennis action at the Australian Open.

Also as poker pros tend to do, they drank a little, made a bit of excess noise and made a lucrative prop bet on a half-finished match.

Video below explains.

Note: no line has been set for when Negreanu will learn to use landscape mode on his phone.

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