Maryland card pro wins World Series of Poker, $8.53M title in 12-hour marathon session

  • Article by: OSKAR GARCIA , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 31, 2012 - 4:09 PM

A Maryland poker professional won the World Series of Poker main event, outlasting his final opponents in a marathon card session of nearly 12 hours for the $8.53 million title on Wednesday.

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jejojejo1Oct. 31, 1210:02 AM

Why is this article in the sports section???

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atoonceOct. 31, 1212:22 PM

Kind of interesting, although I don't play poker and can't follow any of that lingo.

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oldmannickelOct. 31, 1212:45 PM

Poker isn't a sport. When's the last time someone got knocked out of a tournament mid-hand due to a concussion or torn ACL? At best, these guys may soil their pants or get a paper cut.

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mouthwashOct. 31, 1212:48 PM

Like most "rags to riches" stories, he will probably be lucky to realize 5% of that amount in actual cash terms.

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