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Friday, 11 November 2011

Pro poker player wins RM27.4 million





A German poker professional who was thinking of quitting the game to return to college has won an incredible US$8.72 million (RM27.4million)  in the World Series final in Las Vegas.
 
Pius Heinz, 22, beat Martin Staszko of the Czech Republic to take victory in the World Series of Poker.
It is believed that Heinz, who had a rough six-month run in poker before the series, was thinking about quitting the professional circuit.

But thankfully for him he decided against such a move and won the game's biggest tournament - along with the huge amount of money.
The tournament used the Texas hold 'em format in which all players 'share' five 'community' cards and two cards of their own.
Heinz held an ace and a king, while his opponent held a seven and a ten, with the community cards helping neither player.

According to The Washington Post, Heinz said after his victory: "Honestly I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the money. Probably my family is going to get a couple of gifts."
He added: "It’s got to be the happiest day of my life. I can’t believe what happened - it’s unreal."
For the first time ever the final was aired almost live on TV with just a 15-minute delay to ensure that players couldn't cheat.



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