Pius Heinz probably did not expect that the WSOP would turn out to be so fruitful, but it certainly could not have been any more fruitful if he tried. After a fierce battle, he managed to beat Martin Staszko and in the process, take home the prize of $8.7 million. The event took place in Las Vegas in the Rio Hotel.
The battle was certainly not an easy one, lasting longer than five hours. That being said, Heinz took a big double up and the chip lead and shortly after took the crown. A shove from Staszko with T♣ 7♣ was certainly going to get called by Heinz with the A♠ K♣. AK did the business and Heinz took home the prize. Staszko was certainly not disappointed, even thought he was not crowned the champion, managing to get $5,433,086 for his efforts.
It seems the young guns are taking of the WSOP poker scene, with Heinz now the fourth young player in the row to win the Main Event at the WSOP. Although the WSOP is over, it is likely that Heinz will be back for more in the future, possibly challenging for the WSOP crown once more.
The payouts and positioning for the WSOP Main Event final table have been listed below, creating eight millionaires!