Pius Heinz Wins 2011 WSOP Main Event

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The world series of poker(WSOP) came to a conclusion Tuesday evening when 22 year old Pius Heinz beat out 35 year old Martin Staszko to become the first German WSOP ME bracelet winner.

The final three started at an explosive pace. Ben Lamb pushed his KJ all in on the first hand, sensing weakness in Staszko’s raise. Staszko called with 77, and when the board improved neither hand, took down the put and crippled Lamb. Three hands later, Ben Lamb would push his tiny stack in again and Staszko has JJ and eliminates Lamb.

After the elimination of Ben Lamb, it was a grueling heads up battle. Martin Staszko and Pius Heinz played 119 more hands. The lead changed hands back and forth nine times, with Staszko having a 4/1 chip lead at one point.

In the end it would be A high the was Staszko’s undoing. First Pius Heinz would use the Ace high hand to cripple Martin Staszko, then nine hands later the same hand would win the bracelet. Heinz, of Cologne, Germany, called an all-in bet from Staszko with an As Kc. Staszko held a 7c 10c. The board ended as 5c 2d 9s Jh 4d, helping neither player. Pius Heinz won the WSOP main event bracelet and a $8,715,638 prize for first place.

2011 WSOP ME Top Nine Places:

Place Name Prize
1st Pius Heinz $8,715,638
2nd Martin Staszko $5,433,086
3rd Ben Lamb $4,021,138
4th Matt Giannetti $3,012,700
5th Phil Collins $2,269,599
6th Eoghan O’Dea $1,720,831
7th Badih “Bob” Bounahra $1,314,097
8th Anton Makiievskyi $1,010,015
9th Sam Holden $782,115

Next years main event will be here sooner then you think. Who will be the next lucky poker player to win the the WSOP? A WSOP ME win can turn a complete unknown player into a poker superstar with one win. See you at the final table!


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