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.

Greg Merson tries to hold back his friends after winning the World Series of Poker No-Limit Hold'em Main Event at Rio's Penn & Teller Theater in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

Greg Merson tries to hold back his friends after winning the World Series of Poker No-Limit Hold'em Main Event at Rio's Penn & Teller Theater in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

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