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Swede takes home pot of World Series of Poker

Las Vegas hosted World Series of Poker.
Las Vegas hosted World Series of Poker. Image by Steven Depolo / CC BY 2.0

Martin Jacobson of Sweden took home the top prize in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, winning $10 million on Tuesday night. He began playing online poker after late nights at a restaurant where he was training to become a chef. Tuesday was his first time winning first place at the World Series, beating the runner up with three tens. There were 6700 entrants in the competition, each of whom paid $10,000 in entry fees for a chance at the pot. Read more: nytimes.com