Hand #253: Sylvia Ships a Monster Double
Jesse Sylvia had the button, and raised to two million. Greg Merson three-bet to 4.8 million from the big blind, Sylvia responded with a four-bet to 10.2 million, and Merson tanked before moving all in for effectively 42.275 million. Sylvia called immediately.
Chants of "Ace! Ace! Ace!" filled Sylvia's cheering section.
There was no ace on the flop, but Sylvia picked up a wheel draw.
The was a brick, and Sylvia, who entered the final table as the chip leader, was one card away from being eliminated.
The entire Penn & Teller Theater fell silent as the dealer rapped the table one final time and delivered the river card: the .
Sylvia's cheering section exploded. Claps, stomps, horns, and screams filled the air as Jack Effel confirmed the chip amounts, and suddenly, after doubling Jake Balsiger, Sylvia is once again the chip leader of the Main Event.