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Brit ranked 19366th in world at Poker could win £6MILLION at top tournament – The Sun

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A CAR salesman ranked 19,366th in the world at poker has made the final of the game’s top tournament — with a potential £6million payday.

Brit Jack Oliver, 26, is in the last three of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

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Car salesman Jack Oliver, 26, shocked as he ranked 19,366th in the world at poker and is in the last three of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas

After seven hours play that whittled down a total of 6,650 players, Jack — who used to work at J…….

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A CAR salesman ranked 19,366th in the world at poker has made the final of the game’s top tournament — with a potential £6million payday.

Brit Jack Oliver, 26, is in the last three of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

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Car salesman Jack Oliver, 26, shocked as he ranked 19,366th in the world at poker and is in the last three of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas

After seven hours play that whittled down a total of 6,650 players, Jack — who used to work at Jaguar Land Rover — said: “It was insane.”

His total poker earnings since 2016 stand at £87,000 — with one top prize of £20,000.

But one friend described his current success as “the plot of a Hollywood movie”.

His rags-to-riches story started when he scraped together cash for a game in Thanet, Kent, while studying business management.

The World Series Main Event sees all players start with an equal amount of poker chips — gaining or losing them as they play.

Jack has amassed 77,300,000 chips — putting him ahead of ­America’s George Holmes, who boasts 57,400,000 chips. But both have some way to go to overtake the favourite, Austrian Koray Aldemir — with 264,600,000 chips.

The runner-up will win £3.2million — and even third place gets £2.5million.

If Jack, of St Albans, Herts, wins in the early hours of today he will be the first British champ since 1990.

But ahead of the showdown, he said: “I’m pretty calm, to be honest.”

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Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16768096/brit-poker-tournament-finals-vegas/