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EPT9 Monaco: Dan Smith rides "1-1" superstition to Day 1A chip lead

Stephen Bartley

He's a living example of how poker is a game of skill, but right now Dan Smith will happily campaign on pure luck. By chance the random table draw put him on table one, seat one this morning, making his ID card read "1.1.A". Smith must have been delighted when he saw the draw. He certainly was tonight. As he bagged-up the chip lead he pointed at the numbers written on a card in front of him: "I've started as 'one-one' twice," he said, his big chin grinning. "I won both times."