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 hugs Jesse Sylvia after being eliminated from play to finish third during the World Series of Poker Final Table event, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Jake Balsiger hugs Jesse Sylvia after being eliminated from play to finish third during the World Series of Poker Final Table event, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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