The tabletop came off. The monitors were tested. The feeds were tested. Ladders were up. Lights and wiring were being tested and fixed. At one point, a monitor lost a video feed. The first attempt to fix it -- jiggling the cable real hard -- made me feel good about my handyman skills. Then they wondered if there was a difference between the HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 ports. There isn't. Then some offstage magic happened and voila, the feed returned.
Workers test and repair the stage for the television table at the World Series of Poker Main Event. (photo by Vin Narayanan, Casino City)
Pollak is every bit the congenial actor you'd expect him to be. When two ESPN producers walk his way, a smile lights up his face.
Kevin Pollak danced a jig when he survived Day 2 action at the World Series of Poker Main Event. (photo by Vin Narayanan, Casino City)