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Metro East man finishes third in World Series of Poker


Las Vegas, Nev. – A 53-year-old trucking account manager from the St. Louis area is $4.5 million dollars richer from playing poker.

Dennis Phillips of Cottage Hills, Ill., near Alton, finished third early Monday in the World Series of Poker's main event in Las Vegas. He was the last American left in the field.

Phillips lost to Peter Eastgate, a 22-year-old poker professional from Denmark. Eastgate will play Ivan Demidov of Russia for the $9 million title.

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