Washington, Nov 1: A 24-year-old American poker professional has won the World Series of Poker, going home 8.53 million dollars richer.
Greg Merson, aged 24, outlasted his final opponents in a marathon session in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“I feel pretty good – got all the tears out so now I feel relaxed,” Greg, from Maryland, said after the game.
According to the BBC, the no-limit Texas hold ‘em series started in July with a field of nearly 7,000 players.
Jesse Sylvia finished in second place, netting 5.3 million dollars.
According to the report, Before the final showdown, Merson and Sylvia eliminated Jake Balsiger, denying the 21-year-old man from Arizona the chance of becoming the youngest World Series of Poker champion.
Balsiger’s consolation was a 3.8 million dollars cheque for the third place. (ANI)