October 30th, 2012 2:06 pm EST
Greg Merson, Jesse Sylvia and Jake Balsiger To Battle For Main Event Bracelet
Greg Merson. Jesse Sylvia. Jake Balsiger.
One of these three men will take home the coveted World Series of Poker main event bracelet and over $8.5 million on Tuesday evening.
Here are the chip counts heading into the final day of play on Tuesday:
1. Greg Merson, 88,350,000
2. Jesse Sylvia, 62,750,000
3. Jake Balsiger, 46,875,000
Here are the top three payouts:
Here are the final table finishes up to this point:
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
The final hand on Tuesday took place when Jake Balsiger decided to move all-in from the big blind following a raise from Russell Thomas (who was in the small blind). After some thought, Thomas called and flipped over Ah-9d, only to see that he was far behind Balsiger's As-Kc. The board ran out 8c-Qh-5h-5d-7h, giving Balsiger the very large pot and eliminating Russell Thomas from the tournament in fourth place.
The final day of play will get underway at approximately 5:45 pm local time on Tuesday afternoon. The action will be broadcast on ESPN in the United States.
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker