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LAS VEGAS, NV - As reported by ESPN.COM: "Ken Aldridge may have left high school after 29-years of service as a teacher, but he'll never be done with teaching others a lesson or two. At the 2009
The World Series of Poker is the biggest poker event of the year. World Series of Poker, Aldridge taught 1,459 other players that this year, the $1,500 no-limit hold 'em shorthanded event would be his …l as well as the $428,259 in first-place prize money.
Aldridge, 57, is a recreational player from Pleasant Garden, North Carolina and has only cashed in two major poker tournaments, with this event being his first WSOP cash. He claims he's only played shorthanded when players are eliminated, but at the same time, believed he played nearly perfect poker.
"I really don't think I made many mistakes," Aldridge said to the WSOP. "I was very happy with how things went. I think I was behind only one time the whole tournament when I was all-in"
Now retired and $428,259 richer, Aldridge reflected on his career as another success in his life.
"I really value the years I spent as a teacher, because I was always around such a wonderful group of people," Aldridge said. "I hope that I helped them to become better people. That's the lesson I hoped to teach the most, to become better people..."
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