Watch the 2012 WSOP Main event ($10,000 buy-in) final table!
After Hand #399 we have a new WSOP Main Event champ: Greg Merson! Runner-up this year is Jesse Sylvia.
Final hand was preflop allin with Greg’s K5s vs Jesse’s QJs on a 63967 deck..
Jesse Sylvia, who entered the final table as the chip leader, will take home $5,295,149, and Greg Merson is the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event champion winning $8,531,853
Final table pay-outs:
1 Greg Merson $8,531,853
2 Jesse Sylvia $5,295,149
3 Jake Balsiger $3,799,073
4 Russell Thomas $2,851,537
5 Jeremy Ausmus $2,155,313
6 Andras Koroknai $1,640,902
7 Michael Esposito $1,258,040
8 Robert Salaburu $971,360
9 Steve Gee $754,798
Little note: this makes Phil Hellmuth for the 3rd time in a row 2nd in the Player of the Year race..
On the last day of the WSOP Summer (day 7 ME) the October nine are set: eight Americans and one Hungarian.
Seat 1: Russell Thomas – Hartford, CT (24,800,000 in chips)
Seat 2: Jacob Balsiger – Tempe, AZ (13,115,000 in chips)
Seat 3: Jeremy Ausmus – Las Vegas, NV (9,805,000 in chips)
Seat 4: Steven Gee – Sacramento, CA (16,860,000 in chips)
Seat 5: Greg Merson – Laurel, MD (28,725,000 in chips)
Seat 6: Jesse Sylvia – West Tisbury, MA (43,875,000 in chips)
Seat 7: Robert Salaburu – San Antonio, TX (15,155,000 in chips)
Seat 8: Andras Koroknai – Debrecen, Hungary (29,375,000 in chips)
Seat 9: Michael Esposito – Seaford, NY (16,260,000 in chips)
Main Event Championship Final Table Coming Next, October 29-30th
After 2 years Lex “RaSZi” Veldhuis and Bertrand “ElkY” Grosspleiller finally met eachother in the ring in Marbella.
Lex blogged how it all started:
“During EPT Barcelona in 2009 me and Elky were both hanging out outside at the hotel terrace. He was drinking with some friends and I was playing online with some friends. He was very rowdy and I told him to stop running around and knock shit over. He told me to stfu and I told him to watch himself. Like true guido’s we didn’t back down, even when we jokingly told each other to zip it or take a beatdown. Elky then said: ‘You can’t defeat me, I’m Elky.’ This of course made me laugh and I asked him if he really thought he could fight. He had some training for a bet with Sorel and he was convinced he was a powernerd. Everything was in good spirits still, but I thought it was a good moment to seize and challenge him to a fight.”
• 5 rounds of 3 minutes. We realize this is ridiculously long for beginners, but we had a reason for it.
• You only win the fight if you get KO’d or TKO’d, or if someone gives up. When we both stand at the end of 5 rounds the bet is wash. We chose to do it this way because if you work with scoring points, one of us might feel a bit unhappy with the ruling. This way you circumvent this.
• Kicks are allowed to every part of the body except the groin.
• No elbows
• Knees to the face and the rest of the body (except the groin) are allowed. Clinch knees (holding someone’s head and repeatedly kneeing it) are not allowed.
• If you get counted down 3 times in 1 round you lose.
• If you get counted down for the 4th time in the match you lose.
• No headbutts, punched to the back of the head.
• Spinnings kicks/punches as well as sweeps are allowed.
PKR announced the 23-year old Jake Cody as their new Team PKR Pro member. Jake has won four major live tournaments, notably a trio of EPT, WPT and WSOP titles which sent him into the history books earlier this year as the youngest player to win poker’s triple crown.
With lifetime tournament earnings in excess of $2.8 million – good for 13th in the All Time GB Money List – a major online title worth $234K to his name and a fearsome reputation as one of the game great young guns, Jake is the ultimate addition to Team PKR Pro.
The new Pro speaks:
“I’m very VERY excited about joining Team PKR Pro” said Jake. “I’ve been patient with sponsorship, waiting for the right deal to come along. When I spoke to PKR I was really impressed with the whole setup and the ideas that they have going forward, and I knew straight away I wanted to be part of it! It’s a great site to be involved with right now and I think I can help take it to the next level.”
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