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Jason Senti plays a hand Saturday during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Should he outlast just one of the final nine, Senti will be a millionaire.

Grand Forks native's quest for poker's top prize begins today

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As the poker player that he is, Jason Senti gambled. But, as the I-dotting, T-crossing engineer that he also was, he first hedged his bets.


That combination of nerve and caution means that the Grand Forks native soon will be cashing a check for at least $800,000 and perhaps as much as

$9 million.

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