Andrew Robl has taken his seat over here in the Tan section and is already getting to know his neighbors.
The gentleman on his right leaned over to say that Robl looked familiar, asking him where he's seen him before. "Television," answered Robl, adding "Now you have an unfair advantage over me… you know how I play poker."
"You don't want to know how I play poker," deadpanned his neighbor.
Soon after the player on Robl's left, Bob Talbot, spoke up. "Take it easy on me fellas," he said. "This is my first time playing poker… go easy."
Robl paused a beat, then pointing to Talbot's hand had a response. "So what's that ring for?" Talbot -- a regular on the WSOP circuit -- is sporting a number of rings which look to be poker-related prizes. The table laughed in response, and Talbot grinned sheepishly in response to Robl's good read.
Talbot is clearly no newcomer, having made several WSOP circuit final tables. Just now he and Robl tangled in a small pot in which Talbot bet Robl out of the hand, and Robl folded face up. We'll keep an eye on how Robl handles his cagey neighbors this afternoon.