When you first meet Nolan Dalla you can feel the warmth that emanates from him. He is a wonderfully articulate man, and a loving man, but what endears him to me the most is his willingness to wander into the spotlight and answer any question that you throw at him. A very rare commodity in a world where most people find themselves tied in more knots than Anastasia Steele.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has officially reached the mid-point of the 44th Annual jamboree for anyone and everyone associated with poker. The 31st bracelet is about to clasp itself onto the wrist of one of the players remaining in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better, and the early prognosis is good with participation up 27% versus 2012 levels.
If you want to understand how well the series is performing then who better to track down than the WSOP Director of Media? During the interview with Dalla we discuss the underlying reasons why their has been an increase in player numbers as well as a whole range of other broader topics that include the emergence of the Canadians at this years series, the punishment of David Diaz, the wonderful story of Ken Lind and I even managed to pull a few tears out of the great man’s eye as he recounted his magical WSOP moments.