Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/31/12
The Baltimore Orioles may not have won the World Series, but somone in O's gear did win a World Series. Greg Merson took home the $8.53 million purse at the 2012 World Series of Poker on Wednesday, beating out Jesse Sylvia with king high on the final hand. The 24-year-old Merson outlasted 6,597 contestant in the main event, and the final table was whittled down from nine to just one over the course of a 12-hour marathon poker session. Wearing Baltimore Orioles shirts for most of the tournament's final days -- including an Adam Jones jersey for the final one -- Merson even earned a shout-out from the O's outfielder before his big night. Check out a photo of Merson's outfit in a photo taken with of the last three players standing. Photo via Twitter/@WSOP
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