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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

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Hand #340: Queen High for Merson

Posted 2012-10-31 GMT-6 • Level 41: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

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 {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}. Both players checked.

The {8-Diamonds} landed on the turn, and both players checked. The river completed the board with the {3-Spades}, and both players checked again. Merson showed the {Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} and won the pot.

Hand #339: Massive Four-Bet Shove

Posted 2012-10-31 GMT-6 • Level 41: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

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.

Hand #338: Three-Bet from Merson

Posted 2012-10-31 GMT-6 • Level 41: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

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.

Chip Counts

Posted 2012-10-31 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Greg Merson 90,800,000 -8,500,000 neg
Jesse Sylvia 60,750,000 -10,400,000 neg
Jake Balsiger US US 46,650,000 18,900,000 pos

Hand #337: Balsiger Jams Again

Posted 2012-10-31 GMT-6 • Level 41: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante
Jake Balsiger
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 {5-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. All three players checked.

The turn was the {q-Hearts}. 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.

Hand #336: Walk for Balsiger

Posted 2012-10-31 GMT-6 • Level 41: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

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

Hand #335: Sylvia Walks

Posted 2012-10-31 GMT-6 • Level 41: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

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

Hand #334: Balsiger Shoves Again

Posted 2012-10-31 GMT-6 • Level 41: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

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.

Hand #333: Jesse Sylvia

Posted 2012-10-31 GMT-6 • Level 41: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

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 {9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{a-Clubs}, Sylvia led for 2.4 million, and Balsiger folded.

Hand #332: Another Shove from Balsiger On the Button

Posted 2012-10-31 GMT-6 • Level 41: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

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

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Winner

Winner Greg Merson
Winning Hand ♦K♦5
Prize 8,531,853

Level Info

Level 42
Blinds 1,000,000 / 2,000,000
Ante 300,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 62,021,200