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Dakota Man Wins Bodog Champion Camp
Thirty-one-year-old Ben Blair is the first player to win an exclusive VIP WSOP Champion Camp package through Bodog and PL.com.
The North Dakotan won the package earlier this month after he took part in a Bodog freeroll, which was exclusive to PokerListings.com players.
"Winning the WSOP package was awesome although it was a bit of a surprise," said Blair.
Blair originally finished second in the freeroll but thanks to the initial winner being disqualified due to age restrictions he was awarded the package.
Blair is now headed to the 2010 WSOP where he will not only play in the $10,000 Main Event but also experience Las Vegas like a high roller with extras like expensive dinners, shopping sprees and helicopter tours.
A six-year poker veteran, Blair has been to Vegas several times but this will be the first time he's going to experience the biggest tournament in the world.
"I've won many mid-stakes tournaments online but nothing really to brag about," said Blair.
A total of 6,494 players entered the Main Event last year creating a prize pool of $61 million and Blair will get a shot at taking home a life-changing amount of money this year.
"If I won the Main Event I'd buy a nice house in my home town and take a nice long vacation."
Be sure to check our coverage as we follow Blair, and thousands of other players, as they attempt to win it all and become a poker world champion.