Australian Poker Professional Joe Hachem competes in the Aussie Millions Poker Championship at Crown Casino, January 15, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia
Australian Poker Professional Joe Hachem competes in the Aussie Millions Poker Championship at Crown Casino, January 15, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia - 

What are the odds of an entry-level gambler getting some coaching and winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas?

Not great, as you may imagine.  Grantland writer Colson Whitehead got $10,000 from his employer to give it a try.

He spoke with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio about the results of his undertaking, which are chronicled in his book, "The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death."

Follow David Brancaccio at @DavidBrancaccio