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Pennyroyal Flush: ’In Utero’ producer Steve Albini wins second World Series of Poker bracelet

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Steve Albini just added to his lifetime poker winnings in a big way.

The acclaimed producer and engineer, perhaps best known for his work on Nirvana‘s 1993 album, In Utero, won the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2022 World Series of Poker over the weekend.

The win, which as all WSoP events do, comes with a gold bracelet as well as a prize of roughly $196,000.

Albini now has two WSoP bracelets to his name following his win at the $1,500 Seven Card Stud tournament in 2018.

“The first one felt like a fluke,” Albini tells “This one also felt like a fluke. I was all-in a million times in this tournament.”

“In the Stud tournament, the bracelet that I won in 2018, I was never all-in in that tournament,” he adds. “I was never short of chips. But it still felt like I kind of fluked it because I beat a table full of really great players that I didn’t expect to beat. This time it felt like a fluke because I was so short on chips so often, and I kept getting all in, and I kept surviving.”

Perhaps Albini will use his new earnings to produce that Dolly Parton rock album.

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