The Shellac frontman took home $105,629 after seeing off 310 other players at Seven Card Stud

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Shellac frontman Steve Albini – no-nonsense producer of Nirvana, Pixies and countless others down the years – is also a decent poker player.

This weekend he enjoyed his biggest win, triumphing over 310 other players in the Seven Card Stud event at the 2018 World Series Of Poker in Las Vegas. He took home $105,629 and a fetching gold bracelet.

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“I am ecstatic that a player as mediocre as me can outlast all of these better players and end up with a bracelet,” said Albini. “There’s still hope for everybody!”

Naturally, Albini did it all while wearing a T-shirt endorsing Belgian punk/noise band Cocaine Piss.

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