Laurel, Md., man wins World Series of Poker

Greg Merson, 24, of Laurel, Md., has won the World Series of Poker main event, earning $8.53 million.

Jesse Sylvia, second from right, watches with his coach, Vanessa Solbst, second from left, as the dealer prepares to deliver the river card during the World Series of Poker Final Table event, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Jesse Sylvia, second from right, watches with his coach, Vanessa Solbst, second from left, as the dealer prepares to deliver the river card during the World Series of Poker Final Table event, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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