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Ridding WSOP wannabes of 10 grand is just the tip of the iceberg for DJ Gallo's economic plan.

Updated: August 2, 2006, 12:28 PM ET
By DJ Gallo | Special to Page 2

The main event at the World Series of Poker began Friday with a record 8,580 entrants paying $10,000 to compete. But out of those 8,580, I'd guess that maybe just 400 or 500 have any business being there.

The rest are wannabes who have (mistakenly) convinced themselves they're on the level of a poker "pro" because they manage to finish in the black slightly more often than not in their local Saturday night game or because they once bluffed out someone called "SugarBritches69" on ...

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