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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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10/31/12 12:24:17 AM PDT

Jake Balsiger had the button, and Jesse Sylvia received a walk.

10/31/12 12:23:49 AM PDT

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

10/31/12 12:23:03 AM PDT

Greg Merson started the hand with the button, and he raised to 3.2 million. Both players released, and Merson took down the pot.

10/31/12 12:22:52 AM PDT

Jake Balsiger had the button to begin this hand. He moved all in from the button for 27.55 million to win the pot.

10/31/12 12:20:32 AM PDT

Jesse Sylvia had the button, and he limped in. Jake Balsiger folded out of the small blind, and Greg Merson checked his option in the big blind. The flop came down    , and Merson led for 1.6 million. Sylvia raised to 3.8 million, and Merson quickly folded.

10/31/12 12:18:34 AM PDT

The button was on Greg Merson to start this hand. He folded, and Jesse Sylvia called from the small blind. Jake Balsiger checked his option in the big blind, and the flop came down    . After Sylvia checked, Balsiger checked behind.

The turn was the  , and Sylvia bet 2.6 million. Balsiger called. The river was the  , and Sylvia checked. Balsiger also checked.

Both players showed a pair of queens, but Sylvia's    out-kicked the    for Balsiger, and he won the pot.

10/31/12 12:15:18 AM PDT
Greg Merson102,900,0008,400,000
Jesse Sylvia62,150,000-2,000,000
Jake Balsiger33,150,000-6,400,000
10/31/12 12:15:10 AM PDT

Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and he raised to 3.2 million. Greg Merson three-bet to 6.7 million from the small blind, and won the pot.

10/31/12 12:13:42 AM PDT

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

10/31/12 12:13:12 AM PDT

Greg Merson started the hand with the button, and he opened to 3.2 million. Both of his opponents folded, and Merson took down the pot.

10/31/12 12:12:42 AM PDT

Jake Balsiger had the button to start this hand. Jesse Sylvia got a walk.

10/31/12 12:11:20 AM PDT
Greg Merson94,500,0001,000,000
Jesse Sylvia64,150,000-200,000
Jake Balsiger39,550,000-800,000
10/31/12 12:10:49 AM PDT

Jesse Sylvia had the button, and he opened to 2.4 million. Greg Merson three-bet to 7.1 million from the big blind, and Sylvia tank-folded.

10/31/12 12:06:55 AM PDT

Greg Merson had the button and folded. Jesse Sylvia raised to three million from the small blind, and Jake Balsiger folded from the big blind.

10/31/12 12:05:50 AM PDT

Jake Balsiger started the hand on the button, and he raised to 2.4 million. Both players folded, and Balsiger won the pot.

10/31/12 12:04:39 AM PDT

Jesse Sylvia had the button and raised to 2.4 million. He won the pot as his opponents folded.

10/31/12 12:04:09 AM PDT
Greg Merson93,500,000-5,400,000
Jesse Sylvia64,350,000-3,000,000
Jake Balsiger40,350,0008,400,000
10/31/12 12:04:07 AM PDT

Jake Balsiger

Greg Merson started the hand with the button, and he limped in. Jesse Sylvia completed out of the small blind, Jake Balsiger tank-checked in the big blind, and the flop came    . The action checked to Merson, who fired 1.8 million, and only Balsiger called.

The turn was the  , and Balsiger checked again. Merson slowed down, checking behind.

The   completed the board, and both players checked. Balsiger tabled    for two pair, Merson mucked, and Balsiger took down the pot.

10/30/12 11:59:41 PM PDT

Jake Balsiger had the button. He raised to 2.4 million and won the pot.

10/30/12 11:58:43 PM PDT

Jesse Sylvia folded his button, Jake Balsiger raised, and he won the pot.