Pius Heinz Back To Winning Ways

Pius Heinz Back To Winning Ways

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

German professional poker player Pius Heinz pocketed €44,814 ($49,597) in cash last week after taking down the €5,300 ($5,856) buy-in super high-roller event at the latest stop of the Eureka Poker Tour.

The Eureka Poker Tour kicked off its sixth season on March 2 with a 22-event extravaganza from King's Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic and Heinz, who is famous for winning the main event at the 2011 edition of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) for $8,715,368, outlasted 15 others to claim the coveted title.

The PokerStars-sponsored event from the small town near the German border saw six of the runners re-enter to create a total prize pool of €106,700 ($117,857) with Martin Kabrhel, Ivan Luca and Ognjen Sekularac also claiming a share of the spoils.

The win represented the eleventh live tournament cash of Heinz’ career but it was his first since March of 2014. Nevertheless, he still sits third on the list of Germany’s all-time money winners behind only Tobias Reinkemeier with $10,528,819 and Philipp Gruissem on $9,731,201.

“I don’t play much anymore,” said 26-year-old Heinz.

“I arrived for the cash game but I’m taking it easy now.”

Eureka Poker Tour Rozvadov Super High-Roller Results:

1 Pius Heinz (Germany) - €44,814 ($49,597)

2 Martin Kabrhel (Czech Republic) - €29,876 ($32,994)

3 Ivan Luca (Argentina) - €19,206 ($21,217)

4 Ognjen Sekularac (Serbia) - €12,804 ($14,143)

Image courtesy of PokerStars/Eureka Poker Tour

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