10/31/12 01:54:49 AM PST
Hand #357: Straight for Sylvia
Greg Merson started the hand with the button, and he opened to 3.2 million. Jesse Sylvia called in the small blind, Jake Balsiger defended his big blind, and all three players saw a flop of . All three players checked.
The turn was the , Sylvia led out for 5.2 million, Balsiger called, and Merson folded.
The completed the board, Sylvia led again - this time for 9.2 million - and Balsiger tanked for the better part of five minutes before calling.
Sylvia tabled for a straight, and won the hand.
10/31/12 01:46:06 AM PST
|Greg Merson||73,600,000||-1,000,000 |
|Jesse Sylvia||69,200,000||35,100,000 |
|Jake Balsiger||55,400,000||-34,100,000 |10/31/12 01:46:02 AM PST
Hand #356: Sylvia Doubles Through Balsiger
Jake Balsiger was on the button. He limped in, and Jesse Sylvia checked his option in the big blind. Greg Merson folded from the small blind.
The flop came down , and Sylvia checked to Balsiger. Balsiger bet 2.2 million, and Sylvia check-raised to 7.6 million. Balsiger moved all in, and Sylvia made the call to put himself at risk. Sylvia turned over the for a flopped two pair, and Balsiger held the for top pair.
The turn was , and Sylvia improved to a full house. Balsiger could still hit a king on the river to win the hand, but the landed on the river, and Sylvia doubled up.
Sylvia was all in on the flop for 32.3 million in chips.
10/31/12 01:40:59 AM PST
|Jake Balsiger||89,500,000||-2,800,000 |
|Greg Merson||74,600,000||5,800,000 |
|Jesse Sylvia||34,100,000||-3,000,000 |10/31/12 01:40:28 AM PST
Hand #355: Jesse Sylvia
Jesse Sylvia had the button, and limped in. Jake Balsiger folded from the small blind, Greg Merson checked from the big blind, and the dealer fanned . Both players checked.
The turn was the , Merson checked again, and Sylvia reached for chips, firing 2.4 million. Merson folded, and Sylvia picked up the pot.
10/31/12 01:38:43 AM PST
Hand #354: Jake Balsiger
Greg Merson had the button, and Jake Balsiger got a walk in the big blind.
10/31/12 01:38:25 AM PST
Hand #353: Sylvia Folds to a Limp
Jake Balsiger started the hand on the button, and he limped in. Greg Merson folded from the small blind, and Jesse Sylvia folded as well, thinking that Balsiger opened on the button.
10/31/12 01:37:08 AM PST
Hand #352: Merson Fires Flop and Turn
Jesse Sylvia had the button to start this hand. He folded, and Jake Balsiger limped in from the small blind. Greg Merson checked his option, and the flop came down . Balsiger checked, and Merson fired two million. Balsiger made the call.
The appeared on the turn, and Balsiger checked again. Merson fired 3.5 million, and Balsiger gave it up.
10/31/12 01:34:05 AM PST
Hand #351: Greg Merson
Greg Merson had the button, and opened to 3.2 million. Both players released, and he picked up the pot.
10/31/12 01:33:21 AM PST
Hand #350: Greg Merson
Jake Balsiger started this hand on the button and the chip lead following his big double up with two kings. He folded, and Greg Merson raised from the small blind to 4.2 million and won the pot.
10/31/12 01:32:57 AM PST
|Jake Balsiger||92,300,000||47,050,000 |
|Greg Merson||68,800,000||-1,800,000 |
|Jesse Sylvia||37,100,000||-45,250,000 |10/31/12 01:32:53 AM PST
Hand #349: Balsiger Doubles; Assumes Chip Lead
Jesse Sylvia had the button, and he limped in. Jake Balsiger raised to 3.7 million from the small blind, Greg Merson surrendered his big blind, and Sylvia called.
The dealer fanned , Balsiger led out for 4.5 million, Sylvia raised to 11.2 million, and Balsiger tanked before moving all in for 41.35 million. Sylvia quickly called.
Sylvia needed a nine to eliminate Balsiger, or running threes to chop the pot. The on the turn was no help, however.
Balsiger's rail called for a deuce, but the on the river was sufficient enough. Balsiger doubled, and for the first time, he's the chip leader at the final table.
10/31/12 01:10:55 AM PST
The players are now on a short break.
10/31/12 01:10:47 AM PST
|Jesse Sylvia||82,350,000||16,700,000 |
|Greg Merson||70,600,000||-19,700,000 |
|Jake Balsiger||45,250,000||3,000,000 |10/31/12 01:10:45 AM PST
Hand #348: Sylvia Takes Big Four-Bet Pot
Greg Merson had the button to start this hand. He opened with a raise to 3.2 million, and action moved to Jesse Sylvia in the small blind. He reraised to 7.6 million, and Jake Balsiger folded from the big blind. Merson was back up and took a minute before announcing a raise. He slid out a tall stack of chips totaling 12.1 million. Sylvia took his time with the decision, then just called.
With just about 25 million in the middle, Merson and Sylvia took a flop of . Sylvia was first and checked. Merson bet 4.6 million. After a minute, Sylvia just called to go to the turn.
Shaun "The Dealer" Harris placed the out on the turn, and Sylvia checked. Merson checked behind.
The river completed the board with the to put two cowboys in the middle of the felt. Sylvia checked. Merson looked at Sylvia and sort of laughed before checking behind.
Sylvia tabled the for two pair, kings and queens, and Merson mucked his hand.
10/31/12 01:00:46 AM PST
Hand #347: Jake Balsiger
Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and he limped in. Greg Merson folded in the small blind, Jesse Sylvia checked his option in the big blind, and the flop fell . Sylvia checked, Balsiger fired 2.75 million, and Sylvia folded.
10/31/12 12:58:46 AM PST
Hand #346: Balsiger Takes It On the Flop
Jesse Sylvia had the button to start this hand. He folded, and Jake Balsiger made the call from the small blind. In the big blind, Greg Merson checked to see the flop. Balsiger bet 2.5 million, and Merson folded.
10/31/12 12:57:36 AM PST
|Greg Merson||90,300,000||-12,900,000 |
|Jesse Sylvia||65,650,000||11,300,000 |
|Jake Balsiger||42,250,000||1,600,000 |10/31/12 12:57:03 AM PST
Hand #345: Sylvia > Merson
Greg Merson started the hand with the button, and he limped in. Jesse Sylvia completed from the small blind, Jake Balsiger checked his option in the big blind, and the flop came . Sylvia led out for 2.7 million, and only Merson called.
The turn was the , Sylvia led for 5.6 million, and Merson called.
The completed the board, and both players checked.
Sylvia tabled for a pair of tens, and won the pot.