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After my gal pals and I went to the Chippendales show in Vegasthis pastweek, we went to the Chippendales Boutique to buy some souvenirs (they wouldn't allow us to take any of the dancers home with us ... Posted on 11/20/11 at 9:44 AM
It isn’t likely to replace the widely known “dead man’s hand” story involving Wild Bill Hickok, but producers of a TV poker show have come up with an earlier origin of the grisly term — and their source is the Grand Forks Daily Herald of July 1, 1886.
Eric Hanson took the $37,500 top prize of the North Dakota Texas Hold 'Em Poker Championship on Sunday. The tournament is played every year at a Minot motel, and this year it drew almost 1,500 players.
Jesse Haabak returned to Grand Forks last week with $352,000 of winnings from the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas.
His thoughts on the tournament? “Well, it’s kind of boring. It really is.”
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.
A 37-year-old Russian poker professional turned a $40,000 buy-in into $1.89 million at the World Series of Poker early today, earning his second gold bracelet after topping a field of 201 of the world's toughest players over four days.
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