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Brooklyn poker player accidentally enters $15,000 tournament, wins $973,000

"Arletha" (2018-02-14)

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A Brooklyn man won nearly $1 million in a situs poker tournament he entered by mistake.

Asher Conniff hauled in $973,000 after winning the World Poker Tour World Championship at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey in April. The win came only one week after he won more than $200,000 in a separate tournament.

The 25-year-old qualified for the April 29 tournament by clicking on the wrong tournament on the Borgata's website, he told the New York Daily News.

He then first had to win a 2,400-person satellite (qualifying) tournament to even be eligible for the championship, which had a $15,000 buy-in.

"Behind the scenes" of the @WPT champ selfie ????

— Lynn Gilmartin (@LynnGilmartin) April 30, 2015

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