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.

Jake Balsiger, left, reacts as Greg Merson pulls in the pot after snap folding on an all in bet by Merson during the World Series of Poker Final Table event, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Jake Balsiger, left, reacts as Greg Merson pulls in the pot after snap folding on an all in bet by Merson during the World Series of Poker Final Table event, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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