It has been quite some time that people have heard the name of World Series of Poker Main Event 2011 champ Pius Heinz, mainly when it comes to finding the German himself deep in a poker event.
But, Pius came back to the newswire because of a victory in Eureka Poker Tour €5300 Super High Roller at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov which saw him get €44,814 in 1st place prize money.
The event drew in twenty-two entries, stemming from sixteen unique players as well as 6 reentries, and the top-4 places reached the money. Ending behind Pius to earn part of the €106700 prize pool were Ivan Luca, Ognjen Sekularac and Martin Kabrhel.
In 2011, when Heinz won the World Series of Poker Main Event, he shot down a pack of 6865 and won US$ 8715368. Throughout his playing career, Heinz booked ten live tournament cashes before this one and entered this event with US$ 8979848 in live tournament earnings. Pius’ last live cash on record was in March, 2014, which was also in a Eureka Poker Tour tournament.
After that win, Heinz told the officials that he does not play much anymore. He has came for the cash games, but he was taking it easy then. This win marked the eleventh live event cash of Heinz’s playing career and promoted his live tournament earnings over US$ 9000000. He is presently 3rd on the German all-time money list behind Tobias Reinkemeier and Philipp Gruissem.