I was glad to see only two familiar names at my table on Day 2: Gavin Smith and Mike McClain.
Gavin clearly needs no introduction, but some of you may not know/remember Mike. He was the "Agony of Defeat Guy" at the 2004 WSOP, and the "I Got It In Pre with Aces Against Raymer's Tens and Busted Ninth Guy" at the 2005 WSOP.
He seems like a very nice guy, and is easily one of the tightest poker players ever to roam this Earth. This basically made the fact that he was on my immediate left a nonissue.
However, Gavin poses an issue no matter where you put him.
First of all, here is an interesting side note: Gavin and I had a double-or-nothing bet from a $1,000 last-longer bet I lost to him during the Matt Stout: