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

Hand #252: Balsiger Spikes a Double

[user68268] • Level 39: 500,000-1,000,000, 150,000 ante
Jake Balsiger eyes tell the story. He can't believe his luck to double up.

Greg Merson had the button to start this hand. He raised to two million, and Jesse Sylvia called from the small blind. Jake Balaisger raised all in from the big blind, and Merson asked for a count. Balsiger was all in for 18.175, and Merson folded. Sylvia looked at the dealer and said, "I call."

Sylvia showed the {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades} to dominate the {A-Hearts}{10-Spades} for the at-risk Balsiger.

The flop came down {J-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}, and Sylvia stayed in front. Balsiger's rail chanted for a ten, and they got their wish as the {10-Clubs} smacked itself down on the turn to give Balsiger the lead. He wasn't out of the woods yet, though, as Sylvia needed a king, a queen or a nine on the river.

The dealer dealt the final card to the board, and it was the {7-Hearts}. Balsiger spiked his double and found himself right back in the game.

Tags: Greg MersonJake BalsigerJesse Sylvia