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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

EVENT UPDATES

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:08 PM Local Time
Greg Merson118,900,000-1,800,000
Jesse Sylvia60,750,00011,650,000
Jake Balsiger18,325,000-9,850,000
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:08 PM Local Time

Jesse Sylvia

Jake Balsiger had the button, and he opened to two million. Jesse Sylvia defended his big blind, and the flop fell    . Sylvia checked, Balsiger fired 1.5 million, and Sylvia called. The turn was the  , Sylvia checked again, and Balsiger slid out 3.5 million. Sylvia called.

The   completed the board, and Sylvia checked a third time. Balsiger fired four million, and Sylvia tank-called.

Balsiger showed    for effectively ace-high, but Sylvia had him beat with    for a full house.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:01 PM Local Time

Jesse Sylvia started this hand with the button. He folded, and Jake Balsiger raised to 2.5 million to win the pot.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:00 PM Local Time
Greg Merson120,700,000-2,450,000
Jesse Sylvia49,100,0005,500,000
Jake Balsiger28,175,000-3,050,000
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:00 PM Local Time

Greg Merson had the button, and he folded. Jesse Sylvia limped in from the small blind, and Jake Balsiger checked his option in the big blind.

The flop fell    , Sylvia checked, and Balsiger fired 1.1 million. Sylvia check-raised to 3.4 million, Balsiger quickly folded, and Sylvia picked up the pot.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:57 PM Local Time

Jake Balsiger had the button. He folded, and Greg Merson called from the small blind. Jesse Sylvia raised to 2.75 from the big blind, and Merson folded.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:56 PM Local Time

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and he raised to two million. Both blinds released, and Sylvia picked up the pot.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:55 PM Local Time
Greg Merson123,150,000-800,000
Jesse Sylvia43,600,000-3,100,000
Jake Balsiger31,225,0003,900,000
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:55 PM Local Time

Greg Merson was on the button to start this hand. He folded, and Jesse Sylvia raised to 2.5 million from the small blind. Jake Balsiger folded from the big blind, and Sylvia won the pot.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:53 PM Local Time

Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and he raised to two million. Jesse Sylvia defended his big blind, and the flop fell    . Sylvia led out for 2.25 million, and Balsiger called.

The turn was the  , and Sylvia slowed down, checking to Balsiger who fired 3.5 million. Sylvia released, and Balsiger picked up the pot.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:36 PM Local Time
Greg Merson123,950,000800,000
Jesse Sylvia46,700,000-2,100,000
Jake Balsiger27,325,0001,300,000
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:36 PM Local Time

The players are now on a short break.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:35 PM Local Time

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:34 PM Local Time

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:34 PM Local Time

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

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:32 PM Local Time

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and he folded. Jake Balsiger raised to 2.5 million out of the small blind, and Greg Merson tanked for nearly a minute before folding.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:30 PM Local Time

Greg Merson had the button. He limped in, and Jake Balsiger checked his option in the big blind after Jesse Sylvia folded from the small blind. On the     flop, both players checked.

The turn was the  , and both players checked again.

The river was the  , and Balsiger checked. Merson fired one million. Balsiger folded.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:28 PM Local Time

Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and he raised to 2 million. Both blinds released, and he won the pot.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:27 PM Local Time

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:27 PM Local Time
Greg Merson123,150,0001,800,000
Jesse Sylvia48,800,0003,300,000
Jake Balsiger26,025,000-5,100,000
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