Pius Heinz (born May 4, 1989) is a German professional poker player from Bonn, best known as the winner of the Main Event at the 2011 World Series of Poker. He is the first German player to capture the Main Event bracelet. He defeated Czech player Martin Staszko to win the event. On the final hand, Heinz's A-K defeated Staszko's 10-7, which did not improve on a board of 5-2-9-J-4. Heinz is a member of Team PokerStars. Heinz was born in Bonn and raised in the village of Odendorf, Germany. He studied business psychology at the Hochschule Fresenius college in Cologne, which he put on hold in August 2011 to pursue his poker career as a part of Team Pokerstars. He is currently living in Vienna, Austria. Heinz started playing poker after watching the Main Event and High Stakes Poker on German TV. After playing a few games with his friends, he decided that poker was a game of skill and immersed himself in studying the subject. He proceeded to win over $700,000 online. Heinz won a Full Tilt Poker Sunday Mulligan in 2010 and a PokerStars $150K tournament in 2011. Having developed his style online, he discovered that he did not have a lot of experience playing live ... The live
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