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When sunglasses reveal at World Series of Poker

Hands of himself and others are reflected in a player’s sunglasses during first day play in the World Series of Poker’s Main Event at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino on Sunday, July 5, 2015.
Photo: L.E. Baskow

World Series of Poker | The Rio | July 5, 2015 | 12:49 P.M.

Sunglasses hide the eyes of lots of poker players, and sometimes, they reveal. Not how someone might be sweating through the choice to check or raise, or trying to crack into an opponent’s brain, or fighting thoughts of hunger and fatigue and how sweet it would be to win $10 million like last year’s champion, Martin Jacobson. The reflection shows the landscape of the game, the expanse of green and anxious fingers, a four-leaf clover resting on a chair like an angel of luck. This shot was taken on the first day of 10 in the race for glory, and however this guy plays, he should win something for not getting a single smudge on those shades.

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