Back in 2001, there was a long thread on rec.gambling.poker that began with this question: "[I'm] curious how you all rate attorneys at the table?"
There were many answers. This one was memorable, and is quoted here with its errors intact:
I am currently in law school and know of almost no attorney that possess people skills. Those that do, don't necessarily understand how others think or why they act. Their is an unfortunate stereotype that lawyers are any more intelligent than the general public. More educated yes. More intelligent no.
Later, a lawyer named Greg Raymer wrote:
I think lawyers, especially patent attorneys from southeastern Connecticut, are about the best poker players in the world. And those feline, waxy-mustached lawyers from NYC aren't bad either.
And now comes word that Greg Raymer, a/k/a Fossilman, has won the World Series of Poker, along with its top prize of $5 million. Think he'll be spending some of his winnings on his lawyer friends from NYC?