We caught up with a friendly gentleman by the name of Richie Sklar, and he proudly informed us that his stack had eclipsed the 40,000 plateau.
While these requests are par for the course when it comes to covering a WSOP tournament, Sklar let us know why he ws so excited to have ammunition at his disposal.
"I've played 10 tournaments this summer," Sklar explained. "And I haven't won a single chip!"
While that degree of run bad may have been a bit of an exaggeration, Sklar has certainly won his share of pots here today, having run his stack up to more than 40,000 near the end of Day 1A, or more than three times the current average.
Sklar also let us know that he is golfing buddies with none other than Phil Ivey and Mike Sexton, so it stands to reason that a little of their aptitude on the felt has rubbed off on Sklar during long sessions on the other green.
With two previous cashes at the WSOP to his credit, both of which represented top-10 finishes, Sklar is hoping his drives remain pure and his putting stays true here today.
Longtime readers of PokerNews may also remember Sklar from the 2009 WSOP, when he famously offered to buy President Obama into the Main Event.