Will "The Thrill" Failla has been moved over into the Purple section of the Amazon room, and as usual he is engaging his table mates in lively conversation, making their table easily the loudest of those in this half of the large ballroom.
Just now Failla interrupted a monologue to toss out an opening raise of 4,400, and when everyone folded he showed his cards.
"Reggie Jackson, see? Reggie Jackson!" he said, showing . "There was a reason I bet 44!"
Failla refers of course to the number worn by former baseball great Reggie Jackson who during his career earned the nickname "Mr. October" thanks to his repeated successes in the World Series.
Failla has chipped up thus far today, making his own play to become poker's "Mr. October" and make it to the final table, scheduled this year to take place October 28-30, 2012.