Greg Merson - Others - WSOP Mian event Final Table
|31-10-2012, 00:00||Greg Merson - Others - WSOP Mian event Final Table
GREG MERSON TO WIN WSOP MAIN EVENT 2012 @5.5Final result: 1 - 0
Profit: 16.50 - 3 = 13.5
This are the standings entering the Final 9 table of the 2012 WSOP Main Event:
1 Jesse Sylvia (USA) 43,875,000
2 Andras Koroknai (HUN) 29,375,000
3 Greg Merson (USA) 28,725,000
4 Russell Thomas (USA) 24,800,000
5 Steven Gee (USA) 16,860,000
6 Michael Esposito (USA) 16,260,000
7 Robert Salaburu (USA 15,155,000
8 Jacob Balsiger (USA) 13,115,000
9 Jeremy Ausmus (USA) 9,805,000
It is a bit astonishing to have only one non-USA player here, and that is Andreas Koroknai and his limited english skills. He had a great ending prior to this final table, because he took out the #10 and #11 placed players, stacking chips to become the second chip leader. He is a good player but not my favourite here.
The leader, Jesse Silvia, lacks a lot of experience in my opinion and it is not enough to be the chip leader in order to win. I don't think he can play it out well to win the whole thing, but he has manouvering margin.
Balsinger is just 21, and would be the youngest winner ever here, but I don't think he can play good under pressure. The same applies to Russell Thomas, who is just an amateur even if he had a great run.
From the 4 remaining players, I believe Greg Merson is the one in the best position. Steven Gee and Esposito are both very experienced, and that can be in their favour. Salaburu is very hardto predict, because he is an aggressive player and you never know how he will play. Ausmus, in my opinion, is too short on chips and he needs some good luck in his all-ins in order to have chances.
Greg Merson already won a bracelet this year, and made it to cash in three other tournaments. This makes him the Player of the Year, and definetely a great contender at the title here.
The odds are good on him and he has both a good position at the table and a good chip count, enough to make it to a win.
Posted on: 28.10.2012, 14.25 CET (Viewed: 476 times)
Match starts on: October 31, 2012
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Merson takes the tournament, and over 8M$ which secure him the spot as WSOP Player of the Year. Great play by him on this final table.
We are down to 3 at the final table, and Greg Merson leads:
1 Greg Merson 88350k chips
2 Jesse Sylvia 62750k chips
3 Jake Balsinger 46875k chips
Definetely a surprising run by Balsinger, who started very low and managed to survive, but the man of the night was Merson who played most of the hands and did it really well, showing how experienced he is in tournament play compared to money play, were others can be better.
I'm confident on this for the final day.