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Muskegon man wins $2.8 million by finishing 4th at World Series of Poker

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Trisha Zelinski and Nic Manion at the WSOP

UPDATE: Muskegon’s Nic Manion finished fourth in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

His final table run came to an end when the 35-year-old Manion lost the last of his chips right at 4 a.m. Saturday morning.

Manion earned $2.825 million with the fourth-place finish.

The competition began in May with more than 7,000 players.

The remaining threesome will get together again Saturday night to play for the 2018 championship.


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Muskegon man is making a run at poker’s biggest prize.

Nic Manion is one of six players left playing at the final table at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

By finishing sixth or better, he is assured of a payout of at least $1.8 million. The champion receives $8.8 million.

FOX 17 talked to Nic’s sister, Trisha Zelinski, Friday afternoon.  She says this is the first national tournament that Nic had entered.

According to ESPN, Manion and Michael Dyer started Friday nearly tied for most chips at the table, but Dyer has pulled ahead.

Another Michigan native, Joe Cada, is also at the final table.  He won the 2009 World Series of Poker.  Friday night, the six players at the final table will be narrowed down to three contestants, who will play for the grand prize Saturday.

We’ll have more from Las Vegas on later editions of FOX 17 News.

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