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Former CLU Student Comes In Second, Wins $5.3 Million Dollars In World Series Of Poker

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 2:11pm

He didn’t win the World Series Of Poker, but a second place finish by a former Ventura County college student earned his $5.3 million dollars today.

Greg Merson defeated Jessie Sylvia in a nationally televised session in Las Vegas, after close to 12 hours of play.

Sylvia was a math student at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, who now lives in Las Vegas, and plays poker professionally.

The 26 year old started winning big when he was still a student at CLU between 2004, and 2008.

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