Pius Heinz is a German poker player who won the 2011 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event
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.
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.
Pius Heinz Top Five Poker Cashes
|July 2011||WSOP Main Event||$10,000||1st||$8,715,368|
|June 2011||WSOP NLHE||$1,500||7th||$83,286|
|October 2012||GCOP II High Roller||€10,000||3rd||€60,000|
|March 2016||Eureka Poker Tour SHR||€5,200||1st||€44,814|
|January 2012||PCA 8-Max||$5,250||5th||$45,980|
WSOP Main Event Winners 2002-11
|2009||6,494||Joe Cada||United States||$8,547,042|
|2007||6,358||Jerry Yang||United States||$8,250,000|
|2006||8,773||Jamie Gold||United States||$12,000,000|
|2004||2,576||Greg Raymer||United States||$5,000,000|
|2003||839||Chris Moneymaker||United States||$2,500,000|
|2002||631||Robert Varkonyi||United States||$2,000,000|