I love reading fivethirtyeight.com for political statisitcs. And I love playing poker. Interesting to read how Nate Silver is doing at the World Series of Poker (quite well, actually!) From his post:

Playing ten hours of poker — with 2+ hours of breaks in between — as I did yesterday, is absolutely exhausting. I’m not sure if that makes poker a “sport”, but it’s closer than you’d think. Physical stamina is more of a consideration in an event like the “Main Event” of World Series of Poker than is generally understood, the eventual winner of which will have played something like 90 hours or cards to claim his or her title.

All I know is that I wouldn’t want to sit across from him.