Ylon Schwartz says that he is more relaxed than ever ahead of the WSOP Main Event 2010. Ylon Schwartz, the cantankerous final-tablist from 2008, looks more relaxed than I’ve ever seen him. Maybe it’s because he faced elimination early this year, when his straight got rivered by a flush.

He says it’s been a profitable trip and that a strong result in the $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo (where he came third for $94,561) turned the rest of his time here into a freeroll. Two years ago, upon finishing fourth in the Main Event, he had issues with his millions of dollars in winnings and sought psychotherapy, which, by all indications, has worked.

‘I recently invested in a wine bar, a place called Barrio, situated in a really f***ed-up neighbourhood in Brooklyn,’ he tells me. ‘The wine business is cool, but this is the greatest tournament all year. I come for a couple of months and basically take people’s money’

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