2012 World Series of Poker

Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Hand #157: Balsiger Doubles

Level 37 : 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
Jake Balsiger doubles up and gives the thumbs up
Jake Balsiger doubles up and gives the thumbs up

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.

Sylvia: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Balsiger: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}

"Jack! Jack! Jack!" Balsiger's rail chanted.

There was no jack on the flop, but the {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop missed Sylvia. The former chip leader did have a backdoor heart draw, however.

The {10-Spades} 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 {6-Hearts} completed the board, and Balsiger's rail went wild. The 21-year old successfully doubled, and now has just under 60 million chips.

Tags: Greg MersonJake BalsigerJesse Sylvia