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Published on 14 July 2015 by Pokerlistings 444
With just 15 players left in the World Series of Poker Main Event, German Alexander Turyansky has a chance to make the November Nine and potentially become the second German poker world champion ever. Turyansky currently lives in Florida where he makes a living playing live cash poker but he's originally from Saarbrücken in western Germany. Turyansky started playing poker in high school watching the WSOP on television and now he's at the final two tables with a shot at the biggest title in poker and the $7.68 million first-place prize. Turyansky told us he's getting massive support from his wife who's back in Florida and tons of friends and family back in Germany. He also said mainstream sports media in Germany has picked up his story and that if he makes the November Nine it will be a big thing to have poker spotlighted again in his home country. Check out the full video interview with Alexander Turyansky and keep an eye on PokerListings.com's live coverage of the 2015 WSOP MaiN Event to follow his progress.