Young Poker Player wins second WSOP event

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Sep 1, 2005

No fluke! Young poker star wins again

Madsen, 21, takes his second World Series of Poker event

Associated Press
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
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