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Leading the way

Updated: November 1, 2008, 5:50 PM ET
By Bernard Lee | ESPN.com

"Greed is good." -- Gordon Gekko from "Wall Street"

This infamous speech set many audience members back on their seats. However, the general populace sometimes believes that this acerbic statement characterizes the poker profession. After all, the objective of playing professional poker is to win money. Players deceive, trick and bluff their opponents into giving up as much money as possible, suggesting that poker players are all greedy.

As poker becomes more mainstream, especially ...

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