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A first trip leads to first bracelet

Updated: June 17, 2009, 11:59 AM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

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Sometimes your home game nickname can become famous … so please, pick a good one. Mike "the Force" Eise earned his nickname by being one of the toughest players in his local home game around St. Louis. After winning a WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 no-limit hold 'em Event 28, the entire world can agree.

The 30-year-old pipefitter from Troy, Missouri made his first ever trip to Las Vegas with a group of friends to play in the WSOP. Four players from ...

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