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Jesse Haabak

Grand Forks man knows when to hold 'em

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At age 4, Jesse Haabak made change at the till for customers at his parents' drive-in restaurant in McVille, N.D. He also added his own score in games of Yahtzee at that age.


His skills in math paid off this week in Las Vegas, when the 23-year-old UND student earned $352,832 in the World Series of Poker's main event.

Playing Texas Hold 'Em, Haabak finished 26th out of a starting field of 6,494 players.

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