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"Doc, Don't be Such a Poker Face"

Wow, I really am not using this psychologist thing a href=”http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,289740,00.html”to the fullest of my abilities:/a (Hat Tip: a href=”http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/”Don Surber/a).br /br /blockquoteLAS VEGAS — Jerry Yang, a 39-year-old psychologist who uses his professional training in his card-playing arsenal, won the top prize Wednesday of $8.25 million at the World Series of Poker.br /br /Yang vaulted quickly from eighth to the chip lead soon after play began Tuesday afternoon.br /br /He knocked out seven of the eight other players at the final table, reminiscent of last year when Jamie Gold ran over his opponents. The main difference, Yang did it from the back of the pack.br /br /”The only way I would win this tournament is to be aggressive from the very beginning and that’s exactly what I did,” he said.br /br /An ethnic Hmong person who grew up poor in Laos, Yang said before the final table began that he would donate 10 percent of his winnings to charity, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Feed the Children, the Ronald McDonald House and his alma mater, Loma Linda University./blockquotebr /br /Since he uses his psychological skills at poker, I wonder if he uses his poker skills in his psychology work? I can just hear him with his clients now. “The chips are down, but you’ll be okay.” “Hey, what’s with the poker face?” “If you aren’t getting what you want from the relationship, just up the ante.” Anyone know anymore slang expressions from poker?