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Pius Heinz

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Biography

Pius Heinz is a German poker player who won the 2011 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event


Read More: Pius Heinz Wins 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event


Biography

Heinz was born in Odendorf, Germany on May 4, 1989. He studied business psychology in Cologne, before pursuing a career in online poker.

2010 WSOP Main Event

The 2011 WSOP was Heinz's first major live event and so far the most successful. He made his first money finish final tableing the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event and collecting over $80,000 for his 7th place finish.

After allegedly entering Day 1a of the Main Event so he could fly home as soon as possible if he busted.

"I was in Vegas since the beginning of June," he told ESPN. "I had stayed five weeks and I was just tired. I was looking forward to going home and seeing my friends and family. So, if I busted [on Day 1A], I could get out of there and go home as soon as possible."

He ended up seventh in chips at a final table featuring the likes of Martin Staszko, Eoghan O'Dea and Ben Lamb, but came out on top to win the $8,715,638 first prize.


Read More: Where Are They Now: 2011 WSOP Main Event Champ Pius Heinz


Pius Heinz Poker Achievements

Heinz was a PokerStars pro for a year until his contract ran out. Since 2011 he has played sporadically, including a handful of events in Rozvadov on the Eureka Poker Tour, partypoker Grand Prix and WPTDeepStacks tours.


Read More: 2011 WSOP Main Event Champ Pius Heinz Back in the Winner's Circle


Pius Heinz Top Five Poker Cashes

YEAREVENTBUY-INPLACEPAYOUT (USD)
July 2011WSOP Main Event$10,0001st$8,715,368
June 2011WSOP NLHE$1,5007th$83,286
October 2012GCOP II High Roller€10,0003rd€60,000
March 2016Eureka Poker Tour SHR€5,2001st€44,814
January 2012PCA 8-Max$5,2505th$45,980

Courtesy of The Hendon Mob. Last Updated May 2021

WSOP Main Event Winners 2002-11

YEARENTRIESCHAMPIONCOUNTRYPRIZE
20116,865Pius HeinzGermany$8,715,638
20107,319Jonathan DuhamelCanada$8,944,310
20096,494Joe CadaUnited States$8,547,042
20086,844Peter EastgateDenmark$9,119,517
20076,358Jerry YangUnited States$8,250,000
20068,773Jamie GoldUnited States$12,000,000
20055,619Joe HachemAustralia$7,500,000
20042,576Greg RaymerUnited States$5,000,000
2003839Chris MoneymakerUnited States$2,500,000
2002631Robert VarkonyiUnited States$2,000,000

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
112nd $5,371
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 46: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
43rd $14,039
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
236th $2,992
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
1st $8,715,638
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
7th $83,286