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Poker Rookie Gets the Upper Hand

23 August 2004

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As reported by the Kansas City Star: "Wilma Glorioso of Kansas City had never played a hand of poker until last week when she had two 30-minute lessons.

"But that didn't seem to matter Sunday when she competed against nine other players at Harrah's North Kansas City Casino & Hotel, including the 2003 world champion of poker.

"Glorioso more than held her own. In fact, she won.

"'I don't like to lose,' said Glorioso, who, when asked her age, said she was 'pushing 80.'

"…Glorioso was among a handful of players picked in a lottery with 10,000 entries to play against [Chris Moneymaker, who won $2.5 million in last year's world championship]. Moneymaker. The players were split into two groups, and the first-place winner in each group won $500 after the 45-minute rounds…"

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