If there is a group of people more prepared for success at the 2011 World Series of Poker than chess players, PokerListings hasn’t found it.
Two world-class female chess players dominated the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational in Los Angeles this year en route to making the final table.
And while Almira Skripchenko and Dinara Khaziyeva didn’t win, they proved they’re poised for big things in poker.
Historically, chess players have proven the transition to poker to be a profitable one.
1995 WSOP Main Event champ and two-time finalist Dan Harrington is among those who played chess before he turned to poker, as is 2008 November Niner Ylon Schwartz.
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