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

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Hand #367: Sylvia Continues to Slide

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

Jesse Sylvia started the hand with the button, and he limped in. Jake Balsiger completed from the small blind, Greg Merson checked in the big blind, and the flop fell {4-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Spades}. All three players checked.

The turn was the {2-Hearts}, and all three players checked again.

The {2-Clubs} completed the board, Balsiger checked a third time, and Merson tossed out 2.5 million. Sylvia released, and Balsiger called.

Merson tabled {k-Hearts}{4-Spades} for fours and deuces, Balsiger mucked, and Merson picked up the pot.

Chip Counts

Posted 2012-10-31 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Jesse Sylvia 90,600,000 -800,000 neg
Greg Merson 78,900,000 8,700,000 pos
Jake Balsiger US US 28,700,000 -7,900,000 neg

Hand #366: Four-Bet Shove from Merson

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 raised to 3.2 million. Jake Balsiger was in the big blind and reraised to 6.5 million. Merson wasted little time in moving all in, and Balsiger quickly mucked.

Hand #365: Jake Balsiger

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

Jake Balsiger had the button, and raised to 3.2 million. Both players folded, and Balsiger raked in the pot.

Hand #364: Greg 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, and he folded. Jake Balsiger limped in from the small blind, and Greg Merson raised to take it down.

Getting to Know Sylvia

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

Imagine how it would feel to wrap up the WSOP Main Event as the chip leader of the final nine. That's how Sylvia was feeling back in July as Sarah Grant sat him down for a chat.

Hand #363: Raise-and-Take

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

Greg Merson had the button, and he opened for a raise and won the pot.

Hand #362: Walk for Sylvia

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

Jake Balsiger began this hand with the button. Jesse Sylvia got a walk.

Hand #361: Merson Walks

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

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

Hand #360: Limp, Call, Lead for Sylvia

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

The button was on Greg Merson. He folded, Jesse Sylvia limped in from the small blind, and Jake Balsiger raised to four million from the big blind. Sylvia made the call.

On the {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop, Sylvia led with a bet. He fired 4.5 million, and Balsiger 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