The co-founder of BlueCrest Capital Management is interested in would-be employees who can be found in no-limit Texas Hold'em games in the early hours of the morning.
“I look for the type of guy in London who gets up at 7 o’clock on Sunday morning when his kids are still in bed and logs onto a poker site so that he can pick off the U.S. drunks coming home on Saturday night,” Platt said. “I hired a guy like that. He usually clears 5 or 10 grand every Sunday morning before breakfast.”
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