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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