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Pius Heinz wins $8.7M WSOP main event

Updated: November 9, 2011, 11:16 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Earlier this year, Pius Heinz was deciding whether to play cards full-time.

Now that the 22-year-old German has won the $8.72 million prize at the World Series of Poker, he can steer his life in pretty much whatever direction he wants.

"Honestly I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the money," Heinz said early Wednesday after winning the main event in a marathon session of Texas Hold 'Em. "Probably my family is going to get a couple gifts."

Heinz won with an ace ...

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