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Playing with love and for freedom

Updated: November 3, 2008, 2:05 PM ET
By Gary Wise | ESPN Poker Club

Celebrity isn't for everyone. In the age of lights-and-cameras poker, when notoriety and charisma are rewarded as much or more than success, it's a rare thing to cross a player who wants little to do with the glitterati allure.

Ylon Schwartz is one of the November Nine, the most hyped final table in poker history. He's about to play on poker's biggest stage for the championship of the world and more money than even he could burn off in a few years. The eyes of the world will be upon him ...

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