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How does Les Pendergraft, co-director of poker at Piper Down in Salt Lake City, love poker? Let him list the ways.
"I love the education of the game. I love playing the game. I love the manipulation of the game. I love teaching the game. I love dealing the game. I love running the tournaments. I love being the jovial guy in the room. I love being the guy that everybody knows."
Pendergraft, a professional player who spent years in Las Vegas polishing his game, says he can find a memory in every card of his favorite deck.
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