We were passing through the Orange section when across the way came an oddly-familiar sound, something we hadn't heard for about a year or so here in the Amazon Room.
It was barking.
A walk over to the Purple section showed that, indeed, Ted Bort has returned to the World Series Main Event.
And he's barking again. "Remember him?" said players to one another at tables as we passed by, referring to Bort's barking from the WSOP a year ago. "How could you forget?" came the reply.
By the time we arrived at Bort's table, he was in conversation with a tournament director regarding the matter of excessive celebration.
"I wasn't celebrating," said Bort. "It wasn't that bad of a bark," said a tablemate.
We'll see -- and hear -- how it goes for Bort and his neighbors as the afternoon and evening wears on.