In 2011, Pius Heinz became the first German in World Series of Poker history to win the Main Event! Heinz, 22 at the time, received $8.7 million for his first place finish and quickly picked up a sponsorship deal from PokerStars.
He had a few decent cashes the following year (2012) but then became extremely anonymous after parting with PokerStars in the beginning of 2013. Last week, though, he was back at the poker tables to add a victory in the Eureka Poker Tour €5,300 Super High Roller at King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. In total, he defeated a field of 16 players (22 entries) to collect a payday of €44,814! Funnily enough his last recoded tournament score (a 98th finish for $3,368) was also in a Eureka Poker Tour event but 2 years ago.
"Yes, I don't play much anymore. I arrived for the cash game, but I'm taking it easy now," said Heinz after the victory.
Heinz latest win might not be comparable with his 2011 WSOP Main Event victory, but we are sure many of his fans are happy to see him back at the poker tables!