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Marianela Wants Will Failla To Wear a Nice Shirt
Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
WPT Anchor Marianela Pereyra (left) -- still filling in for Kimberly Lansing who is on maternity leave -- stops by the tournament area and decides that if Will Failla (right) makes this WPT Final Table, he should wear a nice button-down shirt. (Will Failla is not known as the sharpest dresser on the World Poker Tour.)
Of course, if Failla makes the final six, he will also have retaken the lead in the WPT Player of the Year race. (He needs an 8th or better finish to pass Joe Serock.) And Marianela thinks the points leader for the WPT Player of the Year should look the part.
Marianela tells him that she will find a nice shirt for him, and he just has to wear it. The most she can get out of Failla is a "Maybe." Marianela figures that means the chances are about 30% -- and she's willing to work with that.
Marianela says she will go shopping for Failla in the morning (if he makes the final table), and James Calderaro says that if she finds a nice shirt, he'll pay for it. Marianela snap-calls.
As Marianela and Calderaro are discussing this, Failla tells them that he has to be able to wear shorts -- it's a dealbreaker. Marianela concedes that point, saying that shorts won't be visible while he's sitting at the table anyway.
Failla repeats several times, "I have to wear shorts. I'm definitely wearing shorts." Daniel Buzgon laughs and says he's played against Failla for a couple years on the East Coast, and Failla always wears shorts -- even in the dead of winter at Foxwoods.
If Failla reaches the final six, we'll have to wait and see if he'll be wearing a nice button-down shirt. And what kind of shorts go with it.
09:12 PM, 05/01/12