A quickie from the floor

You know how you know there's a break at the Poker Warehouse? The non-smoking room smells like an ashtray. When hundreds of people smoke in the hallway, a light air conditioned breeze can blow in the smoke like a gale force wind over a forest fire.

I hid in the poker area until the break was over and then headed out for the floor. I happened upon Chris Moneymaker. T.J. Cloutier stood over the champion and asked how he always ended up with the chips.

Moneymaker looked up from the felt and said, "This time I hit a set against a straight flush draw."

Simple as that, apparently.

I'm going to take a quick look at some pictures I took, then prepare them for an upcoming post. In the meantime, check out these links:

Updated PokerStars chipcounts from Day 1A

Photo gallery of some well-known Stars faces

Mad Harper's look at Evelyn Ng's neckline

James Hartigan's PokerStars audio blog

Howard Swains European Report

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in World Series of Poker