In one of the more entertaining aspects of tournament poker, the random draw which is used to seat players occasionally produces some coincidental moments that defy explanation. At one of the far tables, we spotted two players sitting right next to each other who were each wearing their Vancouver Canucks hockey jerseys.
With their favorite team is playing against the Boston Bruins in the Stanely Cup Finals on the television screens above them, both Brandon Ho and Dave Sims donned identical Roberto Luongo # 1 jerseys while competing in today's Day 2. When asked if they were friends, both players told us that they had never even met and were united simply by chance.
To complete the hockey themed table, Joseph Ward sat quietly across the table wearing his own Bruins sweatshirt, and told me that even though he is rooting against Ho and Sims in the game, both players were "really great guys" at the table.