Jewish grandfather wins $2m. in Australian poker tournament
SYDNEY, Australia – A Jewish grandfather from Melbourne won the world’s second-largest poker tournament on Sunday.David Gorr, 68, took the nearly $2 million prize in the Crown Aussie Millions Main Event 2011 tournament, beating 721 competitors, including the top poker players from around the world.The prize also included a diamond-encrusted bracelet.Gorr said he was first exposed to poker as a kid in the 1940s when his parents would organize charity fundraisers. He hasn’t missed a day’s work since 1976; and although he played poker 12 hours a day for the last week, he turned up at his job as a computer technician at a major insurance company on Monday as usual.He said he would use his winnings to help his five grandchildren.Last year’s tournament was won by Tyron Krost, who is also Jewish.
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