Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun
Greg Merson, 24, of Laurel, Md., is overcome with emotion after winning the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Merson takes home a championship bracelet and $8.5 million in prize money.
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Oct 31, 2012 (9 a.m.)
An incoherent fan reveling in all of Greg Merson’s World Series of Poker glory stumbled up to the new world champion with a beverage in hand early Tuesday morning at the Rio.