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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 07:54:38 PM PST
 
Hand #221: Jesse Sylvia
 

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

10/30/12 07:53:29 PM PST
 
Hand #220: Jesse Sylvia
 

On the first hand of the new level, Jesse Sylvia started this hand with the button. He raised to two million and won the pot.

10/30/12 07:53:09 PM PST
 
Hand #219: Greg Merson
 

Greg Merson started the hand with the button, and he limped in. Jesse Sylvia completed from the small blind, Jake Balsiger checked, and the flop came    . Sylvia and Balsiger both checked, and Merson tossed out 800,000. Only Balsiger called.

The turn was the  , both players checked, and the   completed the board. Balsiger led out for 2 million, Merson snap-called, and Balsiger showed   .

Merson tabled   , and won the pot.

10/30/12 07:49:08 PM PST
 
Hand #218: Jake Balsiger
 

Jake Balsiger had the button, raised and took down the pot.

10/30/12 07:48:51 PM PST
 
Hand #217: Greg Merson
 

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and Greg Merson received a walk.

10/30/12 07:48:39 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson110,200,00029,300,000
Jesse Sylvia46,300,000-2,400,000
Jake Balsiger41,475,000-26,900,000
10/30/12 07:48:12 PM PST
 
Hand #216: Amazing Bluff from Merson
 

Greg Merson's fans go wild after he pulled off a big bluff.

Greg Merson had the button at the start of this hand. He limped on the button, and Jesse Sylvia called from the small blind. Jake Balsiger raised to 3.7 million from the big blind, and action fell back on Merson. He called, and Sylvia folded.

The flop came down    , and Balsiger bet 4.5 million. Merson called, and the dealer dealt the   on the turn. Balsiger took his time, then fired 7.5 million. Merson stood strong and made the call.

The river completed the board with the  , and Balsiger was first up once again. He took his time yet again before firing 13 million. Merson put his head down and played with his chips. After a minute, he announced that he was all in. Balsiger snap-folded, and Merson quickly tabled the    for just queen high.

10/30/12 07:40:22 PM PST
 
Hand #215: Jake Balsiger
 

Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and opened to 1.6 million. Both blinds released, and he won the pot.

10/30/12 07:39:07 PM PST
 
Hand #214: Greg Merson
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button. He folded, and Jake Balsiger called from the small blind. Greg Merson pumped it up to three million from the big blind and won the pot.

10/30/12 07:37:39 PM PST
 
Hand #213: Jake Balsiger
 

Greg Merson started the hand with the button, and he limped. Jake Balsiger checked in the big blind, and the flop came    . Balsiger led for 1.2 million, Merson released, and Balsiger picked up the pot.

10/30/12 07:36:42 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson80,900,000-500,000
Jake Balsiger68,375,00018,000,000
Jesse Sylvia48,700,000-17,500,000
10/30/12 07:36:13 PM PST
 
Hand #212: Sylvia Misses His Flush Draw
 

Jake Balsiger had the button. He raised to 1.6 million, and Jesse Sylvia reraised to 3.9 from the big blind. Balsiger called.

The flop came down    , and Sylvia bet 4.1 million. Balsiger called.

The   landed on the turn, and Sylvia checked. Balsiger checked behind.

The river was the  , and Sylvia reached for chips. He bet 9.4 million, and Balsiger had a decision. After about 30 seconds, Balsiger called.

Sylvia turned over the    for a missed flush draw, and Balsiger won the pot with a rivered two pair holding the   .

10/30/12 07:29:19 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson81,400,000-3,100,000
Jesse Sylvia66,200,0006,200,000
Jake Balsiger50,375,000-3,100,000
10/30/12 07:29:02 PM PST
 
Hand #211: Three in a Row for Sylvia
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button, raised to 1.6 million, and won the pot.

10/30/12 07:27:54 PM PST
 
Hand #210: Jesse Sylvia
 

Greg Merson started this hand with the button. He raised to 1.6 million, and Jesse Sylvia called from the small blind to take the     flop. After Sylvia checked, Merson checked back.

The   was added to the board on the turn, and Sylvia bet 1.1 million. Merson folded.

10/30/12 07:26:36 PM PST
 
Hand #209: The Chicken Dance
 

Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and opened to 1.6 million. Jesse Sylvia three-bet to 3.8 million from the big blind, Balsiger released, and Sylvia won the pot.

The horn player in Sylvia's cheering section then played "The Chicken Dance."

10/30/12 07:24:53 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson84,500,0006,000,000
Jesse Sylvia60,000,000-1,300,000
Jake Balsiger53,475,000-4,700,000
10/30/12 07:24:09 PM PST
 
Hand #208: Merson Re-Re-Hits It
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button to start this hand. He folded, and Jake Balsiger limped in from the small blind. Greg Merson raised to three million from the big blind, then Balsiger reraised to eight million. Merson reraised to 14.5, creating quite the pot preflop.

Action was now back on Balsiger, but he couldn't stand the heat and folded his hand. Merson scooped the pot.

10/30/12 07:20:43 PM PST
 
Hand #207: Jesse James
 

Greg Merson had the button, and raised to 1.6 million. Jesse Sylvia three-bet to 3.7 million from the small blind, and Merson released.

10/30/12 07:18:18 PM PST
 
Hand #206: Jakey, Jakey, Jakey, Jakey
 

Jake Balsiger had the button. He raised to 1.6 million. Jesse Sylvia called from the big blind, and the flop came down    . Sylvia was first and bet 2.1 million. Balsiger took his time, then made the call.

On the turn, the   fell. After Sylvia checked, Balsiger bet 4.5 million. Sylvia folded, and Balsiger won the pot.



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