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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 07:14:40 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson78,500,0005,100,000
Jesse Sylvia61,300,000-4,600,000
Jake Balsiger58,175,000-500,000
10/30/12 07:14:37 PM PST
 
Hand #205: Merson Flops a Boat
 

Greg Merson

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and opened to 1.6 million. Greg Merson defended his big blind, and the flop was    . Both players checked.

The turn was the  , and both players checked again.

The   completed the board, Merson led out for 2.9 million, and Sylvia went into the tank. After a few minutes, he rested his cheek in his right hand and began talking to Merson. Merson didn't answer. Sylvia then turned his attention to the board, and made the call.

Merson turned over    for the second nuts, and Sylvia mucked his hand.

10/30/12 07:09:12 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson73,400,000-2,600,000
Jesse Sylvia65,900,0003,400,000
Jake Balsiger58,675,000-800,000
10/30/12 07:09:01 PM PST
 
Hand #204: First Three-Way Pot Goes To Sylvia
 

Jesse Sylvia

Greg Merson started this hand with the button and raised to 1.6 million. Jesse Sylvia called from the small blind, and Jake Balsiger called from the big blind to create the first three-handed flop of three-handed play.

The flop came down    , and action checked to Merson. He was the preflop raiser and fired 2.6 million as his cotinuation bet. Sylvia raised to 6.3 million, and Balsiger folded. Play fell back on Merson, but he folded, and Sylvia won the pot.

10/30/12 07:05:01 PM PST
 
Hand #203: Jake Balsiger
 

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

10/30/12 07:04:07 PM PST
 
Hand #202: Merson Fires Turn
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button to start this hand. He raised to 1.6 million. Greg Merson called from the big blind, and the flop came down    . Both players checked.

The   came on the turn, and Merson bet 2.6 million. Sylvia folded, and Merson won the pot.

10/30/12 07:01:49 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson76,000,000-300,000
Jesse Sylvia62,500,000-5,200,000
Jake Balsiger59,475,0005,500,000
10/30/12 07:01:27 PM PST
 
Hand #201: Cold Four-Bet
 

Greg Merson had the button, and opened to 1.6 million. Jesse Sylvia three-bet to 3.6 million from the small blind, Jake Balsiger cold four-bet to 7 million from the big blind, and Merson quickly folded.

Sylvia tank-folded, and Balsiger picked up the pot.

10/30/12 06:57:38 PM PST
 
Hand #200: Jake Balsiger
 

Jake Balsiger had the button to start this hand. He raised to 1.6 million and won the pot.

10/30/12 06:57:17 PM PST
 
Hand #199: Greg Merson
 

Greg Merson

Jesse Sylvia had the button, and folded. Jake Balsiger limped in from the small blind, Greg Merson checked his option, and the flop came    . Balsiger checked, Greg Merson fired one million, and Balsiger called.

The turn was the  , Balsiger checked again, and Merson checked behind.

The   completed the board, Balsiger checked a third time, and Merson slid out 5 million. Balsiger tank-folded, and Merson won the pot.

10/30/12 06:53:06 PM PST
 
Hand #198: Jake Balsiger
 

Greg Merson had the button. Jake Balsiger got a walk in the big blind.

10/30/12 06:52:14 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson76,300,000-3,900,000
Jesse Sylvia67,700,0001,200,000
Jake Balsiger53,975,0002,700,000
10/30/12 06:51:58 PM PST
 
Hand #197: Back-to-Back Walks
 

Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and Jesse Sylvia received a walk.

10/30/12 06:51:07 PM PST
 
Hand #196: Another Walk
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button. Greg Merson got a walk in the big blind.

10/30/12 06:50:41 PM PST
 
Hand #195: Jakey Jakey Jakey Balsiger
 

Greg Merson had the button, and raised to 1.6 million. Jake Balsiger three-bet to 4.2 million from the big blind, and Merson quickly called.

The flop fell    , Balsiger led for three million, Merson folded, and Balsiger raked in the pot.

10/30/12 06:47:05 PM PST
 
Hand #194: Jesse Sylvia
 

Jake Balsiger had the button. He folded, and Greg Merson raised to 1.6 million from the small blind. At first, Merson actually put out 1.2 million, but was forced to min-raise. Jesse Sylvia called, and the flop came down    .

Both players checked, and the turn was the  . Merson checked, and Sylvia bet 1.9 million. Merson folded, and Sylvia won the pot.

10/30/12 06:44:59 PM PST
 
Hand #193: Greg Merson
 

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

10/30/12 06:43:56 PM PST
 
Hand #192: Greg Merson
 

Greg Merson started this hand with the button. He raised and won the pot.

10/30/12 06:43:34 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson80,200,0001,700,000
Jesse Sylvia66,500,000-2,100,000
Jake Balsiger51,275,000400,000
10/30/12 06:43:15 PM PST
 
Hand #191: Greg Merson
 

Jake Balsiger had the button, and folded. Greg Merson raised to 2.5 million from the small blind, and Jesse Sylvia defended his big blind. The dealer fanned    , Merson led for 3.2 million, and Sylvia released.



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