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22-year-old wins $8.72 million - and a bracelet - at World Series of Poker

Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun via Reuters

Germany's Pius Heinz (L) and the Czech Republic's Martin Staszko compete for the championship bracelet and $8.7 million in first place prize money during the World Series of Poker main event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on November 8.

Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun via Reuters

Pius Heinz pictured during the World Series of Poker main event on November 8.

Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun via Reuters

Pius Heinz holds up his champion bracelet after beating Martin Staszko to win the bracelet and $8.7 million in prize money on November 9.

The AP reports from Las Vegas:

A 22-year-old German poker professional won the World Series of Poker main event and $8.72 million early Wednesday, capturing the title with an ace high after using the same hand to boost himself from a nearly insurmountable disadvantage.

Pius Heinz of Germany wagered the last of his chips against 35-year-old Martin Staszko of the Czech Republic with an ace-king. Staszko held a seven-10 of clubs.

"Honestly I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the money," he said. "Probably my family is going to get a couple gifts." Read the full story.