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Gee turns $1,000 into $472,479

Updated: June 10, 2010, 4:16 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

The second $1,000 event of the WSOP attracted a 3,042-player field consisting of mostly amateurs looking to strike it big. Steve Gee wasn't just another player in the field, however, as the poker veteran took down his first bracelet and earned $472,479 in the process. The Sacramento, Calif., native defeated Matt Vance to wrap up the five-day tournament.

Gee has been playing poker for more than 30 years, spending his time in the California casinos primarily playing lowball. He transitioned ...

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