Israeli reaches World Series of Poker finals, guaranteed $1M


(JTA) — An Israeli has advanced to the final table of the World Series of Poker and is guaranteed to win at least $1 million.

Zvi Stern, 36, and eight others from around the world beat out 6,411 other competitors in several days of playing no-limit Texas Hold’em in Las Vegas, The Associated Press reported.

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They advanced to the tournament’s main event in November, where the champion will win $7.7 million and a gold bracelet.

Stern, of Herzliya, has $49,595 in casino earnings, according to In January, he won $44,540 at the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max EPT Season XI-PCA, and in 2008, he picked up $5,055 at the World Series of Poker.

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