Chamath Palihapitiya is one of the brightest minds in Silicon Valley and he's been a regular at poker games around the US for years. Palihapitiya has held top positions at companies like Facebook and AOL and has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital. Palihapitiya is competing right now at the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event and took a few minutes on a break to tell PokerListings.com why he loves poker. Palihapitiya began his life poor and after fighting his way to the extreme opposite end of the financial spectrum he now realizes how similar life and poker really are. In life and poker success takes skill, but it also needs luck and fortuitous timing. Listen to a brilliant mind compare life and poker and keep watching for the latest news and video from the 2014 World Series of Poker.