Hand #157: Balsiger Doubles
Level 37 : 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
Jesse Sylvia had the button, and opened to 1.2 million. Jake Balsiger three-bet to 3.5 million from the small blind, Greg Merson folded, and Sylvia tanked before four-betting to 7.2 million. Balsiger moved all in for 28.3 million, and Sylvia immediately called.
"Jack! Jack! Jack!" Balsiger's rail chanted.
There was no jack on the flop, but the flop missed Sylvia. The former chip leader did have a backdoor heart draw, however.
The turned, and the crowd "ohhhhhhh'ed." It too did not give Sylvia a set, however, and he was down to three cards to knock out Balsiger.
The completed the board, and Balsiger's rail went wild. The 21-year old successfully doubled, and now has just under 60 million chips.