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Jesse Haabak

Grand Forks resident among final 27 at World Series of Poker

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A 23-year-old Grand Forks resident is guaranteed to earn more than a quarter-million dollars in the World Series of Poker's main event in Las Vegas.

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Jesse Haabak, who grew up in McVille, N.D., and graduated from Dakota Prairie High School, was among the 27 survivors from the original field of 6,494 players on Tuesday night. Sitting in 23rd place with 2.75 million chips, he will earn $352,832 even if he is the first player eliminated when play resumes this afternoon.

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