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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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10/31/12 12:51:35 AM PST
 
Hand #344: Jesse Sylvia
 

Jake Balsiger had the button. Jesse Sylvia received a walk in the big blind.

10/31/12 12:51:03 AM PST
 
Hand #343: Jake Balsiger
 

Jesse Sylvia limped in on the button, Jake Balsiger raised to 4.6 million from the small blind, and Sylvia folded.

10/31/12 12:49:00 AM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson103,200,000-4,400,000
Jesse Sylvia54,350,0003,400,000
Jake Balsiger40,650,0001,000,000
10/31/12 12:48:53 AM PST
 
Hand #342: Three-Bet from Balsiger
 

Greg Merson had the button and raised to 3.2 million. Action folded to Jake Balsiger in the big blind, and he reraised to 6.7 million. Merson folded.

10/31/12 12:46:05 AM PST
 
Short Break
 

The players are on a short break.

10/31/12 12:45:49 AM PST
 
Hand #341: Sylvia Jams
 

Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and he opened to 3.2 million. Jesse Sylvia three-bet jammed for effectively 39.45 million from the big blind, and Balsiger folded.

10/31/12 12:44:36 AM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson107,600,00016,800,000
Jesse Sylvia50,950,000-9,800,000
Jake Balsiger39,650,000-7,000,000
10/31/12 12:44:22 AM PST
 
Hand #340: Queen High for Merson
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button to start this hand. He folded, and Jake Balsiger called from the small blind. Greg Merson checked his option in the big blind, and the flop came down    . Both players checked.

The   landed on the turn, and both players checked. The river completed the board with the  , and both players checked again. Merson showed the    and won the pot.

10/31/12 12:42:08 AM PST
 
Hand #339: Massive Four-Bet Shove
 

Greg Merson started the hand with the button, and he raised to 3.2 million. Jesse Sylvia three-bet to 7.6 million from the small blind, Merson four-bet all in for effectively 58.75 million, and Sylvia folded.

10/31/12 12:39:59 AM PST
 
Hand #338: Three-Bet from Merson
 

Jake Balsiger had the button to start this hand. He raised to 3.2 million, and Greg Merson reraised to 6.9 million. Balsiger folded, and Merson won the pot.

10/31/12 12:37:59 AM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson90,800,000-8,500,000
Jesse Sylvia60,750,000-10,400,000
Jake Balsiger46,650,00018,900,000
10/31/12 12:37:48 AM PST
 
Hand #337: Balsiger Jams Again
 

Jake Balsiger

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and he limped in. Jake Balsiger completed from the small blind, Greg Merson checked his option in the big blind, and all three players saw a flop of    . All three players checked.

The turn was the  . Balsiger checked, Merson fired 2.5 million, Sylvia raised to 8.8 million, and Balsiger moved all in for 29.95 million. Both Merson and Sylvia folded, and Balsiger picked up the pot.

10/31/12 12:32:57 AM PST
 
Hand #336: Walk for Balsiger
 

Greg Merson started the hand with the button. Jake Balsiger got a walk in the big blind.

10/31/12 12:32:08 AM PST
 
Hand #335: Sylvia Walks
 

Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and he folded. Greg Merson folded as well, and Jesse Sylvia received a walk.

10/31/12 12:31:42 AM PST
 
Hand #334: Balsiger Shoves Again
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button. He folded, and Jake Balsiger raised all in for 28.55 million. Greg Merson folded from the big blind, and Balsiger won the pot.

"Unexploitable!" was the word yelled from his rail a few times as Balsiger raked in the pot.

10/31/12 12:30:06 AM PST
 
Hand #333: Jesse Sylvia
 

Greg Merson started the hand with the button, and he folded. Jesse Sylvia completed from the small blind, and Jake Balsiger checked in the big blind. The flop was    , Sylvia led for 2.4 million, and Balsiger folded.

10/31/12 12:28:06 AM PST
 
Hand #332: Another Shove from Balsiger On the Button
 

Jake Balsiger had the button. He raised all in for 27.55 million. Jesse Sylvia got a count from the big blind, then folded.

10/31/12 12:26:46 AM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson99,300,000-3,600,000
Jesse Sylvia71,150,0009,000,000
Jake Balsiger27,750,000-5,400,000
10/31/12 12:26:29 AM PST
 
Hand #331: Jesse Sylvia
 

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and he limped in. Jake Balsiger folded from the small blind, Greg Merson checked in the big blind, and the dealer fanned    . Merson checked, Sylvia fired 2.7 million, and Merson folded.

10/31/12 12:25:14 AM PST
 
Hand #330: Another Walk
 

Greg Merson had the button, and Jake Balsiger got a walk int he big blind.



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