It may seem like an odd question, but try to see it from our perspective. Every night we see these taciturn gamblers butt heads with millions of dollars at stake, and sometimes tempers flare.
For example, it's only been days since poker player, actor (bit-parting such classics as "Miami Hustle" and "Basketcase II," we hear) and self-pronounced tough guy Chad Brown asked Aaron Been to step outside for questioning a play Alex Kravchenko and Eli Elezra took a fatal dislike to each other. Even becoming the first Russian citizen to take home a WSOP bracelet couldn't make the no-fussin' Russian smile.
There may have been a time in America when men like Benny Binion and Johnny Moss had to shoot their way out of the occasional game; but that day has passed. We suspect that the high-stakes Eastern European gambling halls Alex calls home may still require a certain ... fortitude.
Plus, just look at his wins: the "Winter Tournament in St. Petersburg?" or how about the "Helsinki Freezeout?" These are the kinds of events which brought the Nazi army to its knees; and yet Alex continues standing strong in his black jumpsuit.
Eli, on the other hand, left high school to join the Golani Brigade. Sorry, what? Oh, only Israel's elite commando unit. He looks like a laid-back dude, but we suspect it's the kind of relaxation that comes from knowing how many ways he can kill you in any position. Fifteen, right now, sport.
So that's it. What do you think? Have we successfully combined every aspect of what makes Las Vegas beautiful? Or does it need more Elvis? We'll work on it, but for now think over our proposal while you peruse the best coverage of the greatest game on Earth - that is until our little supersport catches on.