10/30/12 05:08:15 PM PDT
Hand #161: Walk It Out
Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and Jesse Sylvia received a walk.
10/30/12 05:07:23 PM PDT
Hand #160: Merson Leads Flop and Turn
Jesse Sylvia had the button to start this hand, and he raised to 1.2 million. Greg Merson called from the big blind, and the flop came down . Merson led for 1.6 million, and Sylvia called.
The turn was the , and Merson tossed out 3.7 million. Sylvia folded, and Merson won the pot.
10/30/12 05:04:37 PM PDT
|Greg Merson||101,800,000||-1,650,000 |
|Jake Balsiger||60,125,000||2,700,000 |
|Jesse Sylvia||36,050,000||-1,050,000 |10/30/12 05:04:33 PM PDT
Hand #159: Balsiger Over 100 Big Blinds
Greg Merson had the button, and raised to 1.2 million. Jake Balsiger defended his big blind, and the flop fell . Both players checked.
The was the turn card, and Balsiger led out for 2 million. Merson folded, and Balsiger is now above the 60 million-chip threshold.
10/30/12 05:02:27 PM PDT
Hand #158: Jake Balsiger
Jake Balsiger had the button fresh of his double up through Jesse Sylvia. He raised to 1.2 million and won the pot.
10/30/12 05:01:11 PM PDT
|Greg Merson||103,450,000||0 |
|Jake Balsiger||57,425,000||29,425,000 |
|Jesse Sylvia||37,100,000||-29,425,000 |10/30/12 05:00:53 PM PDT
Hand #157: Balsiger Doubles
Jesse Sylvia had the button, and opened to 1.2 million. Jake Balsiger three-bet to 3.5 million from the small blind, Greg Merson folded, and Sylvia tanked before four-betting to 7.2 million. Balsiger moved all in for 28.3 million, and Sylvia immediately called.
"Jack! Jack! Jack!" Balsiger's rail chanted.
There was no jack on the flop, but the flop missed Sylvia. The former chip leader did have a backdoor heart draw, however.
The turned, and the crowd "ohhhhhhh'ed." It too did not give Sylvia a set, however, and he was down to three cards to knock out Balsiger.
The completed the board, and Balsiger's rail went wild. The 21-year old successfully doubled, and now has just under 60 million chips.
10/30/12 04:53:02 PM PDT
Hand #156: Greg Merson
Greg Merson was on the button. He raised to 1.2 million and won the pot.
10/30/12 04:52:24 PM PDT
Hand #155: Jake Balsiger
Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and he opened to 1.2 million. The blinds released, and he won the pot.
10/30/12 04:49:22 PM PDT
|Greg Merson||103,450,000||-1,875,000 |
|Jesse Sylvia||66,525,000||17,675,000 |
|Jake Balsiger||28,000,000||-15,800,000 |10/30/12 04:49:12 PM PDT
Hand #154: Sylvia Shoves Turn Against Balsiger
Jesse Sylvia had the button. He looked at his cards, then raised to 1.2 million. Jake Balsiger reraised to 3.5 million from the small blind, and Greg Merson folded from the big blind. Sylvia took his time, then called.
The flop came down , and Balsiger was up first. He fired 3.9 million, and Sylvia made the call to see the turn.
The paired the board on fourth street, and Balsiger bet 7.2 million after taking some time for thought. Sylvia studied, then announced that he was all in. Balsiger took another look back at his hole cards, then slowly passed them to the dealer for the fold.
"Jesse! Jesse! Jesse! Jesse!" was the explosion of chants from Sylvia's cheering section as he raked in the pot.
10/30/12 04:41:06 PM PDT
Hand #153: Three-Bet from Sylvia
Greg Merson had the button, and opened to 1.2 million. Jesse Sylvia three-bet to 3.2 million from the small blind, and won the pot.
10/30/12 04:39:48 PM PDT
Hand #152: Walk for Sylvia
Jake Balsiger had the button to start this hand. Jesse Sylvia got a walk in the big blind.
10/30/12 04:39:01 PM PDT
Hand #151: Merson Walks
Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and Greg Merson received a walk.
10/30/12 04:35:43 PM PDT
|Greg Merson||105,325,000||225,000 |
|Jesse Sylvia||48,850,000||-1,125,000 |
|Jake Balsiger||43,800,000||900,000 |10/30/12 04:35:30 PM PDT
Hand #150: Pair of Eights for Balsiger
Greg Merson started this hand with the button. He raised to 1.2 million, and Jake Balsiger called from the big blind.
The flop was , and both players checked to see the land on the turn. Both checked again.
The river was the , and Balsiger checked. Merson checked behind, then mucked when Balsiger tabled the for a pair of eights.
10/30/12 04:32:59 PM PDT
Hand #149: More for Merson
Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and folded. Greg Merson limped in from the small blind, Jesse Sylvia checked his option, and the flop fell . Merson led out for 800,000, and Sylvia folded.
10/30/12 04:31:49 PM PDT
Hand #148: Greg Merson
Jesse Sylvia had the button to start this hand. He folded, and Jake Balsiger completed the bet from the small blind. Greg Merson checked in the big blind to see a flop. Balsiger checked, Merson bet, and Balsiger folded.
"Let someone else win a pot!" yelled someone from Merson's rail up on stage.
10/30/12 04:30:17 PM PDT
|Greg Merson||105,100,000||6,950,000 |
|Jesse Sylvia||49,975,000||-375,000 |
|Jake Balsiger||42,900,000||-6,575,000 |10/30/12 04:29:36 PM PDT
Hand #147: Merson Over 100 Million Chips
Greg Merson started the hand with the button, and opened to 1.2 million. Jake Balsiger three-bet to 3.5 million from the big blind, and Merson called.
The dealer fanned , Balsiger led out for 3 million, and Merson raised to 7 million. Balsiger tank-folded, and Merson is now over 100 million chips - which is more than half of the chips in play.