After about 7,5 hours of 3-handed play, the 2011 World Series of Poker finally got a winner, Pius Heinz, 22, from Germany. Heinz is the first German player in WSOP history to win the Main Event. For the win he received amazing $8,7 million dollars (the 3rd biggest cash in WSOP history) while Martin Staszko got $5,4 million for his efforts. This is how the final hand was played out:
Martin Staszko had the button, and he went all in for 39,5 million. Heinz called straight away and flipped over AK, Staszko showed 107.
The tension in the room became palpable, and Staszko's and Heinz fans stood up and shouted for their cards.
The flop came 529, and the room fell silent for a moment as neither side had hit anything. The turn card was the J, which gave Staszko another 4 outs. The crowed started shouting again once the dealer was about to put out the river card. It was the 4 and Heinz ran over to his fans, family and friends to celebrate.
FINAL TABLE RESULTS:
1. Pius Heinz - Germany - $8,715,638
2. Martin Staszko - Czech Republic - $5,433,086
3. Ben Lamb - USA - $4,021,138
4. Matt Giannetti - USA - $3,012,700
5. Phil Collins - USA - $2,269,599
6. Eoghan O'Dea - Ireland - $1,720,831
7. Bob Bounahra - Belize - $1,314,097
8. Anton Makiievskyi - Ukraine - $1,010,015
9. Sam Holden - UK - $782,115