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.

From left, Jake Balsiger, Greg Merson and Jesse Sylvia begin play during the World Series of Poker Final Table event, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

From left, Jake Balsiger, Greg Merson and Jesse Sylvia begin play during the World Series of Poker Final Table event, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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