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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
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10/30/12 06:41:11 PM PDT

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

10/30/12 06:40:50 PM PDT

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

10/30/12 06:39:06 PM PDT

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

10/30/12 06:37:53 PM PDT

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and raised to 1.6 million. Both blinds released, and Sylvia won the pot.

10/30/12 06:36:41 PM PDT

Greg Merson had the button on this hand. After he folded, Jesse Sylvia called from the small blind. Jake Balsiger checked his option in the big blind, and the flop came down    . Sylvia bet, and Balsiger folded.

10/30/12 06:20:59 PM PDT

The Main Event Final Table

The players are now on a short break.

10/30/12 06:20:32 PM PDT
Greg Merson78,500,000-1,400,000
Jesse Sylvia68,600,00015,200,000
Jake Balsiger50,875,000-13,800,000
10/30/12 06:19:56 PM PDT

Jesse Sylvia delivers a fist pump for his supporters after winning a big pot.

Jake Balsiger had the button, and raised to 1.6 million. Jesse Sylvia defended his big blind, and the dealer fanned    . Sylvia checked, Balsiger tossed out 2 million, and Sylvia tanked for a minute before check-raising to 5.6 million. Balsiger tank-called.

The turn was the  , the crowed "oooooohhhhhh'ed," and Sylvia checked. Balsiger slid out 6 million in red T500,000 chips, and Sylvia called.

The   completed the board. Sylvia sat for a few minutes, then fired 10.2 million. The crowd went wild at the site of the eight-figure bet.

Balsiger tanked for less than a minute, then folded.

10/30/12 06:09:31 PM PDT

Jesse Sylvia started on the button, and he raised to 1.6 million. Everyone folded, and Sylvia won the pot.

10/30/12 06:09:05 PM PDT
Greg Merson79,900,000-3,700,000
Jake Balsiger64,675,0004,200,000
Jesse Sylvia53,400,000-500,000
10/30/12 06:08:22 PM PDT

Greg Merson had the button, and opened to 1.6 million. Jake Balsiger defended his big blind, and the flop came    . Balsiger checked, Merson tossed out two million, and Balsiger called.

The turn was a third club - the   - and Balsiger checked again. Merson checked behind, and the river brought the  . Balsiger led out for 2.8 million, and Merson released his hand.

10/30/12 06:05:36 PM PDT
Greg Merson83,600,000-5,300,000
Jake Balsiger60,475,000-1,700,000
Jesse Sylvia53,900,0007,000,000
10/30/12 06:05:31 PM PDT

Jake Balsiger had the button. He raised to 1.6 million to kick off the action. Greg Merson reraised to 5.2 million, reraising for the second hand in a row. Jesse Sylvia paused in the big blind to study, then put in a four-bet to 10.6 million. This was the first cold four-bet seen during three-handed play tonight.

Balsiger folded his hand from the button, then Merson also gave it up, and Sylvia's group of supporters erupted in cheers. One of them even had a trumpet he was playing as the others pounded their feet on the floor and slapped their hands together.

10/30/12 06:01:55 PM PDT
Greg Merson88,900,0001,600,000
Jake Balsiger62,175,0003,000,000
Jesse Sylvia46,900,000-4,600,000
10/30/12 06:01:40 PM PDT

Jesse Sylvia had the button, and raised to 1.6 million. Greg Merson three-bet to 5 million from the big blind, Sylvia folded, and Merson took down the pot.

10/30/12 05:59:09 PM PDT

Greg Merson had the button. Jake Balsiger got a wlak in the big blind, making it four pots in a row for Balsiger.

10/30/12 05:57:51 PM PDT

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

10/30/12 05:56:52 PM PDT

Jesse Sylvia had the button, and he folded. Jake Balsiger called from the small blind, and Greg Merson checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came down    , and Balsiger checked. Merson checked behind to see the   land on the turn. Balsiger bet 1.35 million, and Merson folded.

10/30/12 05:54:52 PM PDT

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

He tabled two red tens.

10/30/12 05:53:35 PM PDT

Jake Balsiger started this hand with the button. He folded, and Greg Merson raised to 2.5 million from the small blind. Jesse Sylvia folded, and Merson won the pot.