Pius Heinz Defeats Martin Staszko To Win World Series of Poker Main Event

Published on November 9th, 2011 11:21 am EST

The King is presenting the WSOP logoAfter a lengthy heads-up battle, Pius Heinz defeated Martin Staszko to take down the 2011 World Series of Poker main event.

For his victory, Heinz walked away with $8,715,638, while Martin Staszko took home $5,433,086 for his second place finish.

Staszko was ahead for much of the lengthy heads-up battle with Heinz, but he was unable to put things away to secure the victory.

The turning point of the match came when the two players decided to get their chips into the middle after a flop of 10c-7c-Ks. On the flop, Heinz led out with a bet of 8.2 million, Staszko raised to 17.5 million and Heinz decided to ship it. Staszko called, and the two players turned over:

Heinz - Ah-Qh
Staszko - Qc-9c

Heinz was ahead in the hand, but Staszko had many outs.

The turn brought the 3h, while the river was the harmless 6s. Heinz took the lead and closed things out a short while later.

The final hand of the event saw Staszko shove with 10c-7c. Heinz made the call holding As-Kc. The board ran out 9s-5c-2d-Jh-4d, eliminating Staszko in second place and giving Pius Heinz the coveted World Series of Poker main event bracelet.


Here is how the final table ended up finishing out:

1. Pius Heinz, $8,715,638
2. Martin Staszko, $5,433,086
3. Ben Lamb, $4,021,138
4. Matt Giannetti, $3,012,700
5. Phil Collins, $2,269,599
6. Eoghan O'Dea, $1,720,831
7. Bob Bounahra, $1,314,097
8. Anton Makiievskyi, $1,010,015
9. Sam Holden, $782,115


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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