Bill Crust was sitting with a small heart-shaped rock next to his chip stack.
"What's the story with that?"
"With what? Oh, nothing. I get more hearts I guess."
Crust is an insurance agent who drove from Kansas City with two friends.
"I play everywhere. I've played since college -- ten years ago," Crust said with a smile.
He says he's a big fan of Poker After Dark.
"I'm a big fan of poker before dark too."
Crust says he'd like to play against Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu if he makes it onto the show.
"I'll either beat him or I'll slap him," he said of Hellmuth.
"He's a really nice guy," another player chimed in, "one of the best I've met."
Crust added that he thinks Negreanu is, "the best there is."