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2012 WSOP: $10,000 World Championship

WSOP, 2012-10-30, by Ozone

The 2012 WSOP Main Event Final Table resumed last night and played down to three remaining players.

Starting the final table with the chip lead was 888 Poker sponsored pro Jesse Sylvia who built his stack from 44 million to 63 million. However, the biggest success story of the day goes to Greg Merson who leveraged his starting stack of 29 million to the three-handed chip-lead of 88 million. Jake Balsiger, who started the 2012 WSOP final table second-to-last with 13 million in chips remains in contention with 47 million.

Balsiger has a chance to break Joe Cada's record for youngest Main Event Champion. Cada was 21 when he won. Balsiger could break Cada's mark by 75 days.

Fan-favorite Russell Thomas, who is the subject of a recent poker documentary highlighting his path to the final table, busted out in 4th place for $2.8 million.

The remaining finalist are as follows:

5th: Jeremy Ausmus - $2,155,313
6th: Andras Koroknai - $1,640,902
7th: Michael Esposito - $1,258,040
8th: Robert Salaburu - $971,360
9th: Steven Gee - $754,798

The remaining three players will compete today to determine poker's newest World Champion.

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