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Taking home his second World Series of Poker (WSOP) victory in as many weeks, a 21-year-old film studies major from UCSB became a millionaire last weekend in Las Vegas. Isla Vistan Jeff Madsen earned a cool $660,948 and became the youngest player ever to win a WSOP Texas Hold ’Em tournament two weeks ago; this past Saturday, Madsen – who had to borrow money from his parents to enter the tourney – won an additional $643,381 at another WSOP event in Vegas. Madsen credits his mercurial rise to poker stardom to tournaments at the Chumash Casino, pickup games in Isla Vista, and the occasional online session.

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