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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, July 07, 2012 to Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Event #61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $62,031,385
  • Entries: 6,598
  • Remaining: 0
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10/30/12 08:26:58 PM PST
 
Hand #237: Jesse Sylvia
 

Greg Merson started the hand with the button, and he folded. Jesse Sylvia completed from the small blind, Jake Balsiger raised to 3 million from the big blind, and Sylvia re-raised to 6.7 million. Balsiger folded, and Sylvia won the pot.

10/30/12 08:23:55 PM PST
 
Hand #236: Greg Merson
 

Jake Balsiger had the button. He folded, and Greg Merson raised from the small blind to win the pot.

10/30/12 08:22:57 PM PST
 
Hand #235: Merson Walks
 

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and folded. Jake Balsiger folded as well, and Greg Merson received a walk.

10/30/12 08:21:54 PM PST
 
Hand #234: Jesse Sylvia
 

The button was on Greg Merson to start this hand. He folded, and Jesse Sylvia limped from the small blind. Jake Balsiger checked his option, and the flop came down    . Sylvia bet 1.5 million, and Balsiger folded.

10/30/12 08:20:40 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson121,350,000-6,250,000
Jesse Sylvia45,500,000-1,500,000
Jake Balsiger31,125,0007,750,000
10/30/12 08:20:11 PM PST
 
Hand #233: Balsiger Four-Bet Jams
 

Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and he raised to two million. Greg Merson three-bet to 4.8 million from the small blind, Balsiger four-bet jammed, and Merson immediately folded.

10/30/12 08:18:33 PM PST
 
Hand #232: Sylvia Limps the Button
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button and limped in. Jake Balsiger called from the small blind, and Greg Merson checked his option in the big blind. The flop came down    , and action checked to Sylvia. He bet 1.25 million and won the pot.

10/30/12 08:17:07 PM PST
 
Hand #231: Balsiger Moves All In
 

Greg Merson started the hand with the button, and limped in. Jesse Sylvia raised to 2.5 million from the small blind, Jake Balsiger moved all in from the big blind, and both Merson and Sylvia folded.

10/30/12 08:15:52 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson127,600,0008,900,000
Jesse Sylvia47,000,000-1,150,000
Jake Balsiger23,375,000-7,750,000
10/30/12 08:15:47 PM PST
 
Hand #230: Merson's Two Pair Is Better Than Balsiger's
 

The Final Three: Jake Balsiger, Greg Merson, Jesse Sylvia

Jake Balsiger had the button to start this hand. Jesse Sylvia wasn't present for the deal as he was talking to his rail and his hand was mucked from the big blind. Balsiger raised to two million, and Greg Merson made the call from the small blind.

The flop came down    , and Merson checked. Balsiger bet two million, and Merson called.

The   came on the turn, and both players checked to see the   pair the board on the river. Merson was first and bet 3.6 million. Balsiger called.

Merson showed the    for two pair, jacks and threes. Balsiger showed the    for a weaker two pair and lost the pot. Balsiger is now under 25 million in chips.

10/30/12 08:12:08 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson118,700,0004,550,000
Jesse Sylvia48,150,000-950,000
Jake Balsiger31,125,000-3,600,000
10/30/12 08:11:52 PM PST
 
Hand #229: Greg Merson
 

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and opened to two million. Greg Merson defended his big blind, and the flop fell    . Both players checked.

The   turned, and Merson led for 2.8 million. Sylvia folded, and Merson raked in the pot.

10/30/12 08:09:04 PM PST
 
Hand #228: Sylvia Takes One from Balsiger
 

Greg Merson started this hand with the button. He folded, and Jesse Sylvia limped in from the small blind. Jake Balsiger checked from the big blind, and the flop came down    . Sylvia checked, and Balsiger bet one million. Sylvia called.

The turn was the  , and both players checked to see the   land on the river. Sylvia reached for chips and bet 2.3 million. Balsiger folded, and Sylvia won the pot.

10/30/12 08:05:42 PM PST
 
Hand #227: More for Merson
 

Jake Balsiger had the button, and folded. Greg Merson completed from the small blind, and Jesse Sylvia raised to 2.75 million. Merson called.

The flop fell    , both players checked.

The turn was the  , and Merson led out for 3.5 million. Sylvia tank-folded, and Merson picked up the pot.

10/30/12 08:02:44 PM PST
 
Hand #226: Jesse Sylvia
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button to start this hand. He raised to two million and won the pot.

10/30/12 08:01:56 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson114,150,0003,950,000
Jesse Sylvia49,100,0002,800,000
Jake Balsiger34,725,000-6,750,000
10/30/12 08:01:37 PM PST
 
Hand #225: Greg Merson
 

Greg Merson had the button, and limped in. Jesse Sylvia folded from the small blind, and Jake Balsiger raised to 3 million. Merson called.

The flop fell    , Balsiger checked, Merson fired 2.3 million, and Balsiger folded.

10/30/12 07:58:54 PM PST
 
Hand #224: Jake Balsiger
 

Jake Balsiger had the button. He raised to two million and won the pot.

10/30/12 07:58:15 PM PST
 
Hand #223: Merson Walks
 

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and folded. Jake Balsiger folded as well, and Greg Merson received a walk.

10/30/12 07:57:26 PM PST
 
Hand #222: Two Pair for Sylvia
 

Greg Merson had the button. He limped in, and Jesse Sylvia raised to 2.75 million from the small blind. Merson called.

The flop came down    , and Sylvia checked. Merson checked behind.

The turn was the   and put four spades on the board. Both players checked again.

The river was the   and paired the board. Both checked again.

Sylvia showed the    for two pair and took it down.



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