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 A[s]K[c], Staszko showed 10[c]7[c].
The tension in the room became palpable, and Staszko's and Heinz fans stood up and shouted for their cards.
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