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Madsen, 21, takes his second World Series of Poker event
Updated: 6:03 p.m. PT July 24, 2006
LAS VEGAS - A week after becoming the youngest player to win a World Series of Poker event, 21-year-old Jeff Madsen proved it was no fluke.
The University of California, Santa Barbara film student who scraped together $9,500 for buy-ins from his parents and a college fund has now cashed in for a cool $1.4 million. And he’s still playing.
A week ago, Madsen turned heads by beating a field of 1,578 players over three days to earn $660,948.
On Saturday evening, he was raking in chips again, this time at a final table from renowned pro Erick Lindgren, despite having a stack about half of Lindgren’s.
On the final hand, Madsen was holding a queen and nine. The flop gave him a pair of queens and he pushed all-in. Lindgren called, holding a suited ace and jack. The board showed king, queen, two, five and three, giving Madsen the winning pair, victory over 506 players and $643,381