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Student wins $1 million poker tournament

8 January 2007

OTTAWA, Ontario – As reported by the Regina Leader-Post: "An Ottawa graduate student found a novel way to climb out from under $30,000 debt: he went to the Bahamas and won a $1 million US poker tournament.

"Quillan Nagel, 30, is actually scheduled to defend his master's thesis next week at Carleton University's Norman Patterson School of International Affairs. Although the head-space transition from casino to academic hot-seat may sound challenging, Nagel probably has the demeanour to handle it.

"After winning the 16-hour tournament, Nagel turned down the option of collecting an Aston Martin DB9, opting for more cash and explaining that he wanted to by a Toyota Prius hybrid instead..."

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