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Minnesota man’s mistake leads to winning poker’s top prize

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It’s one thing to outlast hundreds or thousands of poker players to win one of the World Series of Poker‘s 68 events and the Las Vegas tournament’s coveted gold bracelet. It’s another thing entirely to win a game you’ve never played before. Christian Pham of St. Paul, Minnesota, did exactly that Thursday, rising to the top of 219 players, including a few poker icons. By accident. The 40-year-old professional poker player said he intended to play no-limit Texas Hold ’em…

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