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Brazilian star Akkari wins bracelet

Updated: June 29, 2011, 5:02 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

The World Series of Poker underwent a dramatic transformation Tuesday night. Gone was the quiet lull of the action where all spectators could hear was the cricket-like chirping of chips. The silent, pressure-filled atmosphere was replaced by what seemed to be a party as Brazil's Andre Akkari, one of the most heralded poker players from that country, emerged with the victory in Event 43, a $1,500 no-limit hold 'em event. His fans and friends cheered, chanted and even did the wave to support their ...

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