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WSOP success for Somerville 2.0

Player's decision to embrace his sexuality has given him peace of mind

Updated: August 21, 2012, 1:35 PM ET
By Gary Wise | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: Jason Somerville's main event journey will be featured on ESPN on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.

The difference in skill level of the top poker players in the world is measured by percentile to the far right of the decimal point. Where in sports we see distinct and measurable advantages in speed, strength, coordination and build, the causes of poker success are far subtler. When a player's chosen instrument of battle (the brain) suffers the cerebral equivalent of chronic knee pain, ...

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