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World Series of Poker: Heinz beats Staszko in $8.72M main event

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 2:47 a.m. HST, Nov 9, 2011

LAS VEGAS » A 22-year-old German poker professional has won the World Series of Poker main event and $8.72 million, capturing the title with an ace high.

Pius Heinz of Cologne, Germany, wagered the last of his chips against Martin Staszko of the Czech Republic with an ace-king.

Staszko held a seven-10 of clubs.

The board was a five of clubs, deuce of diamonds, nine of spades, jack of hearts and four of diamonds, helping neither player.

Staskzo won $5.43 million for second place.

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