Tuesday, October 30, 2012

If an ASU Student Wins The World Series of Poker, I'm Quitting the Game

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 8:56 AM

There are three players remaining in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker, a $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament that began in July with nearly 6,600 entrants and resumed Monday night with just the final nine.

Among those still alive: 21-year-old Jake Balsiger, an Arizona State University political science 'major' who would be the younger WSOP Main Event winner ever if he were to emerge victorious this evening at the Penn & Teller Theater inside the Rio in Las Vegas.

Balsiger sits in third place in chips, trailing Greg Merson and Jesse Sylvia, both 24-year-old professional poker players. Each player is guaranteed more than $3 million in prize money, with the winner nabbing $8.53 million.

Psuedo-live coverage of the final table airs at 5:45 p.m. tonight on ESPN2, with the action showing up on TV about 15 minutes after it actually happens because the broadcast will show the players' hole cards.

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