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Jamie Totman, a Mankato native and MSU student, is on her way to Las Vegas to compete in a national poker tournament. (AP Photo/John Cross, Mankato Free Press)

Mankato poker whiz to compete for national title

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To get an idea of how good Jamie Totman is at poker, consider this story.

She played well enough at Pub 500 in Mankato to earn a trip to the state tournament in Mahnomen, and at one point got into a hand with a pretty sizable pot.


Her opponent was known as a good player, and he pushed the stakes higher and higher. But something about him didn't seem right. Out of the corner of her eye, as she gazed at the cards in her own hand, she saw the man twitch a little.

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