Poker Faces

Poker Faces
Gregg Segal for TIME

The Flop
Hellmuth says his change in fortune is not attributable to the cards. He blames the new breed of players: math nerds who use a mountain of sortable data from the millions of hands played online to dominate the game. "The reason I won 11 bracelets is my ability to read opponents," he explains. "These new guys are focused on the math, and they are changing everything."

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