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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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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:17 AM Local Time

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:17 AM Local Time

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and Greg Merson received a walk.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:16 AM Local Time

Greg Merson had the button and folded. Jesse Sylvia raised to three million from the small blind and won the pot.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:15 AM Local Time

Jake Balsiger started the hand with the button, and he opened to 2.4 million. Greg Merson called out of the small blind, Jesse Sylvia folded his big blind, and the flop came    . Merson check-folded to a bet from Balsiger, who raked in the pot.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:13 AM Local Time

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

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:12 AM Local Time

Greg Merson started the hand with the button. Jake Balsiger received a walk.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:11 AM Local Time

Jake Balsier had the button to start this hand. He folded, and Greg Merson called from the small blind. Jesse Sylvia checke dhis option in the big blind, and the flop came down    . After Merson checked, Sylvia bet 1.6 million. Merson called.

The turn was the  , and Merson checked again. Sylvia bet 4.4 million, and Merson made the call.

The river was the  , and Merson checked again. Sylvia reached again, and fired 10.75 million. Merson folded, and Sylvia won the pot.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:01 AM Local Time
Greg Merson106,200,0001,575,000
Jesse Sylvia56,650,000-17,800,000
Jake Balsiger35,350,00016,450,000
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:54 PM Local Time

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The players are now on a short break. We will have official counts for you shortly.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:53 PM Local Time

Jake Balsiger pumps his fist as he sees he is going to double up.

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button. He raised to 2.4 million, Jake Balsiger moved all in for around 17 million, and Greg Merson folded. Sylvia tank-called.

Balsiger:   
Sylvia:   

Chants of "Shaun The Dealer" filled the Penn & Teller Theater as the flop fell    . Balsiger's fans shouted at the sight of the king, while Sylvia's rail went silent.

The   on the turn sealed the deal, and after the   completed the board, Balsiger's stack was counted down. He is now flirting with 40 million chips.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:48 PM Local Time

Greg Merson had the button to stat this hand. He limped in, and Jesse Sylvia called from the small blind. Jake Balsiger checked from the big blind to bring all three players to a family flop.

The     fell, and action checked to Merson. He fired a bet of two million, and each of his opponents folded.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:47 PM Local Time
Greg Merson104,625,000-800,000
Jesse Sylvia74,450,00014,400,000
Jake Balsiger18,900,000-13,600,000
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:46 PM Local Time

Jesse Sylvia

Jake Balsiger was on the button, and he raised to 2.4 million. Jesse Sylvia defended his big blind, and the flop came    . Both players checked.

The turn was the  , Sylvia led out for 3.7 million, and Balsiger called.

The   completed the board, and Sylvia led again - this time for 7.8 million. Balsiger called.

Sylvia tabled    for a club flush, which bested Balsiger's   .

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:40 PM Local Time
Greg Merson105,425,0004,400,000
Jesse Sylvia60,050,0002,600,000
Jake Balsiger32,500,000-7,000,000
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:40 PM Local Time

Jesse Sylvia started this hand with the button. He rasied to 2.6 million, and action folded to Greg Merson in the big blind. He reraised to 7.1 million. Sylvia folded, and Merson chipped up.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:38 PM Local Time

Greg Merson was on the button, and he limped in. Jesse Sylvia folded out of the small blind, Jake Balsiger checked his option, and the dealer fanned    . Balsiger checked, Merson fired 1.6 million, and Balsiger folded.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:36 PM Local Time

Jake Balsiger started on the button. He raised to 2.4 million, and action folded to Jesse Sylvia in the big blind. Sylvia reached for chips and they were raising chips. He fired back with a three-bet to six million. Balsiger folded.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:34 PM Local Time

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and he raised to 2.6 million. Greg Merson defended his big blind, and the dealer fanned    . Merson check-folded to a bet from Sylvia, and Sylvia raked in the pot.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:32 PM Local Time

Greg Merson was back on the button and limped in. Jake Balsiger checked from the big blind, and the flop came down    . After Balsiger bet, Merson bet 1.6 million and won the pot right there.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:31 PM Local Time
Greg Merson101,025,00018,300,000
Jesse Sylvia57,450,000-19,700,000
Jake Balsiger39,500,0001,400,000
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