Three-time WSOP bracelet winner and The Theory of Poker author David Sklansky is here. He currently has used both of his add-on chips and sits with about 3,300 with which to play. One of the beauties of the WSOP, of course, is how newcomers and amateurs can sit down with bracelet winners and long-time established pros and compete on a level playing field.
Unsurprisingly, Sklansky and his tablemates are currently engaged in a series of trivia-slash-quiz-bowl-type challenges, the latest coming from a player sitting across the table from Sklansky. "What percentage of 7-foot tall American-born men between the ages of 20 and 30 are playing in the NBA?" he asked.
The table thought a moment, then Sklansky had an answer. "I'll tell you one thing, it's a lot higher than the percentage of 6-foot men!" The table laughed, and the fellow proposing the question offered a statistic that made it sound like a surprisingly high percentage indeed.
"That shows a flaw in that sport..." continued Sklansky. Luckily there's no such "flaw" here, as anyone -- tall and short, expert and novice -- can play at the World Series of Poker.