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John DeRung of Morris qualified for a national Texas Hold'em tournament in December after winning in poker leagues at both the Met Lounge and American Legion in Morris.

Morris man competes in national poker tournament in Las Vegas

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MORRIS - Although John DeRung of Morris said he's "too darn cheap" to gamble, when the opportunity came to go to Las Vegas and participate in a national Texas Hold'em tournament he just couldn't say no.


Earlier this month, DeRung and his wife Wendy took a trip to Sin City after DeRung qualified for a national tournament through a local poker league affiliated with the Free Poker Network (FPN).

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.