New York: From Turning Stone to high roller: Manlius native is one of the highest-ranked poker players in the world Mitchell Bannon, Syracuse.com · December 3, 2019 at 1:01 pm Stacks of orange and pink chips sit in front of the two remaining players. A pile of prize money sits between them as the dealer slides a pair of cards to each. One shakes the moppy brown hair falling down his forehead away from his sunglasses. He peals up his cards to reveal a lowly two and three of diamonds. As the hand plays out, the dealer places cards face up in front at the center of the table – the flop and the river. By all appearances, the player hidden behind the long hair and sunglasses has a terrible hand. But as his opponent raises, he continues to call.