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Horn Lake man advances to World Series of Poker championship

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TUNICA, MS -

(WMC-TV) - A Horn Lake man is thousands of dollars richer after winning the local qualifier to the World Series of Poker championship.

Harrah's casino in Tunica was packed full of poker players trying to win a place at the big table. Just after midnight, a local engineer walked away with more than $200,000 and a new ring.

It took ten hours for Horn Lake native Ryan Stevenson to seal the win.

Stevenson says the win is a dream come true for someone who has spent so much time playing poker.

Organizers say it is exciting to have a local winner.

"Knowing that you've got a shot to win and in this case Ryan not only had a shot to win but is sitting there now with a big prize," Harrah's General Manager Darold Londo.

In addition to the money and ring, Stevenson will compete in the World Series of Poker championship at the end of May in New Orleans.

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