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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 05:52:41 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson87,300,0004,000,000
Jake Balsiger59,175,000-2,000,000
Jesse Sylvia51,500,000-2,000,000
10/30/12 05:52:31 PM PST
 
Hand #175: 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 fell    . Merson checked, Sylvia continued for 1.7 million, and Merson called.

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

The   completed the board, both players checked again, and Merson tabled    for a pair of sixes.

They were good.

10/30/12 05:48:31 PM PST
 
Hand #174: Greg Merson
 

Greg Merson began this hand with the button. He raised to 1.6 million and won the pot.

10/30/12 05:47:21 PM PST
 
Hand #173: Jesse Sylvia
 

Jake Balsiger had the button, and folded. Greg Merson limped in, Jesse Sylvia checked, and the flop was    . Merson checked, Sylvia bet one million, and Merson called.

The turn was a third club - the   - and Merson checked again. Sylvia fired 2.4 million, and Merson folded.

10/30/12 05:42:19 PM PST
 
Hand #172: Walk for Merson
 

Jesse Sylvia started this hand with the button. Greg Merson received a walk in the big blind.

10/30/12 05:41:26 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson83,300,000-8,700,000
Jake Balsiger61,175,000-900,000
Jesse Sylvia53,500,0009,600,000
10/30/12 05:41:23 PM PST
 
Hand #171: Big Raise from Sylvia
 

Greg Merson started the hand with the button, and opened to 1.6 million. Jesse Sylvia called out of the small blind, and the dealer fanned    . Sylvia led for 2.2 million, and Merson raised to 7 million.

For the next two minutes or so, Sylvia sat silently, holding his left arm with his right hand. Then, he decided to re-raise, sliding out a tower of red T500,000 chips. Merson immediately folded, and Sylvia picked up the pot.

10/30/12 05:35:52 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson92,000,000-2,100,000
Jake Balsiger62,075,0003,100,000
Jesse Sylvia43,900,000-1,000,000
10/30/12 05:35:03 PM PST
 
Hand #170: Balsiger Takes This One
 

Jake Balsiger started this hand with the button. He opened to 1.6 million, and Greg Merson made the call from the small blind. Jesse Sylvia folded from the big blind, and the flop came down    . Merson led for 2.4 million, and Balsiger called.

The turn brought the  , and Merson checked. Balsiger opted to go with a bet, and he fired out 3.3 million. Merson folded.

10/30/12 05:31:19 PM PST
 
Hand #169: Greg Merson
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button, and folded. Jake Balsiger limped in from the small blind, Greg Merson checked, and the flop fell    . Balsiger led for one million, Merson raised to 3 million, and Balsiger folded.

10/30/12 05:29:32 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson94,100,000-6,525,000
Jake Balsiger58,975,000350,000
Jesse Sylvia44,900,0006,175,000
10/30/12 05:27:15 PM PST
 
Hand #168: Sylvia Check-Raises Merson
 

Greg Merson started this hand with the button. He opened with a raise to 1.6 million, and action fell on Jesse Sylvia in the small blind. Sylvia paused, then three-bet to 4.1 million. Merson called.

The flop came down    , and Sylvia was first to act. He checked to his opponent, and Merson bet 2.35 million. Sylvia check-raised to what looked like six million, and Merson quickly folded.

10/30/12 05:22:41 PM PST
 
Hand #167: Another Walk
 

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

10/30/12 05:21:50 PM PST
 
Hand #166: Greg Merson
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button to start this hand. He folded, then Jake Balsiger called from the small blind. Greg Merson was in the big blind and raised to 2.5 million. Balsiger folded.

10/30/12 05:20:17 PM PST
 
Hand #165: Jake Balsiger
 

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

10/30/12 05:18:39 PM PST
 
Hand #164: Jake Balsiger
 

Jake Balsiger had the button. He rasied to 1.2 million, and Jesse Sylvia called from the big blind to see the flop come down    . Sylvia checked, and Balsiger bet 1.4 million. Sylvia folded.

10/30/12 05:13:46 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson100,625,000-4,050,000
Jake Balsiger58,625,000-1,050,000
Jesse Sylvia38,725,0005,100,000
10/30/12 05:13:31 PM PST
 
Hand #163: Jesse Sylvia
 

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and opened to 1.2 million. Greg Merson defended his big blind, and the dealer fanned    . Merson checked, Sylvia checked, and the turn brought the  .

Merson knuckled again, and Sylvia tossed out 1.5 million. Merson called.

The   completed the board, Merson quickly checked, and Sylvia tanked before firing 2.8 million. Merson quickly folded, and Sylvia picked up the pot.

10/30/12 05:09:31 PM PST
 
Hand #162: Three-Bet from Sylvia
 

Greg Merson had the button to start this hand and raised to 1.2 million. Jesse Sylvia reraised to three million flat and won the pot.

10/30/12 05:08:27 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson104,675,0002,875,000
Jake Balsiger59,675,000-450,000
Jesse Sylvia33,625,000-2,425,000


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