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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 10:30:32 PM PST
 
Hand #281: Jake Balsiger
 

Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and he raised to 2.4 million. Both blinds released, and Balsiger won the pot.

10/30/12 10:30:00 PM PST
 
Hand #280: Merson Back Over 100MM
 

Greg Merson

Jesse Sylvia started this hand with the button. He raised to 2.6 million, and Greg Merson called from the big blind. The flop came down    , and Merson checked. Sylvia bet 2.2 million, and Merson called.

The turn was the  , and Merson led for 4.1 million. Sylvia took some time, then made the call to see the river.

On fifth street, the   landed. Merson checked, and Sylvia studied. After a few moments, he began reaching into his stack. He came out with a bet of 8.6 million. Merson didn't flinch for a little bit of time, but then snapped out of his stare and took a sip from his RedBull. He then placed both elbows on the rail and cupped his hands in front of his mouth. He thought for a bit longer, then announced a call.

Sylvia turned over the    for a pair of sixes. Merson showed the    for a pair of jacks and won the pot. With that pot, Merson climbed back over 100 million in chips.

10/30/12 10:20:34 PM PST
 
Hand #279: Family Pot
 

Greg Merson had the button, and limped. Jesse Sylvia completed from the small blind, Jake Balsiger checked his option in the big blind, and the flop fell    . All three players checked.

The turn was the  , Sylvia and Balsiger checked again, and Merson fired two million. Sylvia and Balsiger both folded, and Merson picked up the pot.

10/30/12 10:17:43 PM PST
 
Hand #278: Jake Balsiger
 

Jake Balsiger had the button and raised to two million. Everyone folded, and he won the pot.

10/30/12 10:17:00 PM PST
 
Hand #277: Jesse Sylvia
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button, and he opened to 2.4 million. Both blinds released, and Sylvia picked up the pot.

10/30/12 10:15:49 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson82,725,0004,500,000
Jesse Sylvia77,150,000-600,000
Jake Balsiger38,100,000-3,900,000
10/30/12 10:15:40 PM PST
 
Hand #276: Sylvia WIns with River Bet
 

The button was on Greg Merson to start this hand, and he folded. Jesse Sylvia called from the small blind, and Jake Balsiger checked in the big blind. From there, the     flop rolled out, and Sylvia checked. Balsiger bet 1.5 million, and Sylvia called.

The turn card was the  , and Sylvia checked. Balsiger checked behind to see the   fall on the river. Sylvia reached for chips and fired in 3.75 million. Balsiger folded, and Sylvia scooped the pot.

10/30/12 10:10:43 PM PST
 
Hand #275: Gre-gy! Gre-gy! Gre-gy!
 

Jake Balsiger was on the button, and he folded. Greg Merson completed from the small blind, and Jesse Sylvia raised to 3.3 million from the big blind. Merson called.

The flop came    , Merson led for 4.6 million, and Sylvia tank-folded.

10/30/12 10:07:14 PM PST
 
Hand #274: Walk for Merson
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button to start this hand. Greg Merson got a walk in the big blind.

10/30/12 10:06:43 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Greg Merson78,225,0001,800,000
Jesse Sylvia77,750,000-2,400,000
Jake Balsiger42,000,000600,000
10/30/12 10:06:36 PM PST
 
Hand #273: Merson Retakes the Chip Lead
 

Greg Merson was on the button, and he folded. Jesse Sylvia limped in from the small blind, and Jake Balsiger raised to 3.2 million from the big blind. Sylvia released, and Balsiger picked up the pot.

With that pot, Merson is now the chip leader.

10/30/12 10:04:36 PM PST
 
Hand #272: Merson Fires the Flop
 

Jake Balsiger had the button to start this hand. He folded, and Greg Merson called from the small blind. Jesse Sylvia checked his option in the big blind, and the dealer spread the     flop. Merson bet 1.8 million, and Sylvia folded.

10/30/12 10:02:25 PM PST
 
Hand #271: Chop
 

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and he raised to 2.4 million. Greg Merson called in the big blind, and the dealer fanned    . Both players checked.

The turn was the  , Merson led out for three million, and Sylvia called.

The   completed the board, and Merson slowed down, checking to Sylvia who fired 4.6 million. Merson immediately called.

Merson tabled   , Sylvia showed   , and both players chopped the pot.

10/30/12 09:57:59 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Jesse Sylvia80,150,000-2,350,000
Greg Merson76,425,000-2,150,000
Jake Balsiger41,400,0004,500,000
10/30/12 09:57:37 PM PST
 
Hand #270: Jesse Sylvia
 

Greg Merson had the button to start this hand. After he folded, Jesse Sylvia raised and won the pot.

10/30/12 09:56:10 PM PST
 
Hand #269: Jake Balsiger
 

Jake Balsiger had the button, and opened to 2 million. Both blinds released, and he won the pot.

10/30/12 09:54:55 PM PST
 
Hand #268: Three-Bet from Balsiger
 

Jesse Sylvia had the button to start this hand. He raised to two million. Jake Balsiger reraised to 5.2 million from the small blind, and Greg Merson folded from the big blind. Sylvia folded.

10/30/12 09:53:04 PM PST
 
Hand #267: Walk It Out
 

Greg Merson was on the button, and Jake Balsiger received a walk.

10/30/12 09:52:25 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Jesse Sylvia82,500,000650,000
Greg Merson78,575,0002,150,000
Jake Balsiger36,900,000-2,800,000
10/30/12 09:52:17 PM PST
 
Hand #266: Three-Bet from Sylvia
 

Jake Balsiger had the button. He opened with a raise to two million, and Jesse Sylvia three-bet to 5.6 million from the big blind. Balsiger folded, and Sylvia won the pot.



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