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

Hand #157: Balsiger Doubles

[user101598] • Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
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