Liz Gannes

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From Poke Button to Poker Winner: Former Facebook Exec Takes 101st at WSOP

Chamath Palihapitiya, the Facebook VP who newly turned VC, finished in 101st place at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas this weekend, much to his Silicon Valley brethren’s excitement. Palihapitiya won $54,851 — or in VC terms, 5x his investment.

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There was a worry before I started this that I was going to burn every bridge I had. But I realize now that there are some bridges that are worth burning.

— Valleywag editor Sam Biddle