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.

Supporters of Jesse Sylvia lock arms as they watch play in the 348th hand during the World Series of Poker Final Table event, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas. Sylvia won the hand and a four-bet pot. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Supporters of Jesse Sylvia lock arms as they watch play in the 348th hand during the World Series of Poker Final Table event, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas. Sylvia won the hand and a four-bet pot. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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