You might remember Dan Harrington from his back-to-back Main Event final tables in 2003 and 2004 and his iconic green Boston Celtics hat. “Action” Dan hasn't seen too much action inside the Rio as of late and admits to not playing much poker at all.
We caught up with the 1995 Main Event Champion for a quick chat as players from Day 1b went to break.
PokerNews: We haven’t seen you much around the halls of the Rio, what have you been up to?
Dan Harrington: Well, I’m retired. And I'm a partner in a business Anchor Loans, a retired partner there too but I occasionally go into a board of director’s meeting.
Have you been playing much poker?
No. This is only my second tournament of the year.
You aren’t wearing your Boston Celtics cap — where is it?
I just forgot to bring it. That’s how much attention I am paying to this whole thing.
How’s your day been going so far?
So far, so good. It’s like the guy that fell off a 10-story building and at the eighth floor says “so far, so good.”
As the table was leaving for break, Huck Seed asked you why you always have good hands. Is that part of your strategy?
You better show these guys good hands otherwise they're going to kill you.