Pius Heinz, known to some in the online poker world as MastaP89, entered Day 8 of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event in 11th place with a stack of 7.51 million. Heinz, who hails from Germany, took down the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Mulligan in July 2010 for $61,000. He also has wins in the PokerStars $150,000 Guarantee for $29,000 and the Full Tilt Poker $60,000 Guarantee for $15,000.
Heinz is seeking to become the first German player to reach the November Nine, but told ESPN that he doesn’t feel a considerable amount of pressure despite the high stakes: "I don't feel any pressure at all. The field left is really strong [and there are] a lot of really good players left. My tournament went pretty smoothly for the most part and I'm just happy to be here. Whatever happens, happens."
Heinz is a relative newcomer to the live poker scene. He cashed for $83,000 in his first major live tournament score after bowing out in seventh place from a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event during the 2011 WSOP. The final table of the contest included the likes of Lock Poker pro Matt All In At 420 Stout, World Poker Tour Championship winner Yevgeniy Jovial Gent Timoshenko, and Canada’s Simon pokerbrat13 Charette, a PocketFives.com Triple Crown winner.
Heinz doubled up on Day 7 of the Main Event after coming out on the winning end of a race with pocket queens against the A-K suited of Andrew Hinrichsen. The board fell 9-7-3-8-10 and Heinz moved to over eight million in chips. Trending in the other direction was Hinrichsen, who was eliminated from 2011 WSOP November Nine contention on Day 7 after losing a coin flip against Eoghan O'Dea.
Heinz is 22 years old and hails from Cologne, Germany. The 2011 WSOP was his first foray into the annual tournament series in the Nevada desert. He has nearly 2,000 posts on PocketFives.com and joined the community in April 2008. According to his profile, his hobbies include “playing unlimited Hold’em donkaments, partying, and what not.” Sounds like the life of a poker player!
Anyone else think Anton Makievskyi is playing poorly and does not deserve the chip lead. Last night he called a 3 bet oop w/KJo and hit a boat on a kjj board against AJ for 10,000,000. Today he called an all in for 5,000,000 with ATo against KK. He spiked an A. Im not sure how he made it this far. I also cant se him winning. He looks like the fish at the table to me.
Another omen that Devo is going to ship the M.E.?? J/k (or am I?). I liked how in the 100,000/200,000/20,000(?) level, Devo's opening raise size pre-flop was 420,000. Not 425,000, or 400,000, but 420,000. Too bad Devo has gotten hardly any air time this whole M.E.
Raise. Fouuuur Twennntyyy
I saw in an interview that Devo does cattledrives and whatnot in Colorado..I wonder if he's puffing the magic dragon by the campfire..lol
why ban cell phones etc? , creates even sicker dynamics this way. i dont see why its bad for the game, if they know mr x bluffed mr Y 30 mins ago. everyone knows that everyone knows, level playing field imo.