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Jesse Haabak

Grand Forks resident finishes 26th at World Series of Poker and wins $350k

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A 23-year-old Grand Forks resident finished 26th in the World Series of Poker's main event Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Jesse Haabak, who grew up in McVille, N.D., and graduated from Dakota Prairie High School, earned $352,832 for his placing in the field of 6,494 players.

He was among the 27 players who started the day, filling three tables. But he lasted less than an hour, largely because he had one of the smaller chip stacks.

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