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Updated: 31st October 2012 Written by / Poker News

2012 WSOP Main Event Results2012 WSOP Main Event results Day 8 - only three players remain in the Main Event and will continue playing on Day 9 until the 2012 WSOP Main Event Champion is crowned.

Jake Balsiger is eliminated in 3rd place after 11 hours of 3 handed play, the 21 year old takes home $3,799,071. Greg Merson is chip leader going into the heads-up match against Jesse Sylvia.

Greg Merson is the 2012 WSOP Main Event Champion and is 2012 Player of the Year.

The WSOP Final Table Live Stream 2012 was restricted to specific countries, many fans complained about not being able to watch the WSOP online including fans from Canada and Germany, click on the link for alternative streaming options. Fans can watch the 2012 WSOP Main Event final live on ESPN @ 9:00 PM ET/ 6:00 PT.

2012 WSOP Main Event Results

Here are the results of the 2012 WSOP Main Event final table, players positions and WSOP winnings.

  1. Greg Merson - $8,531,853
  2. Jesse Sylvia - $5,295,149
  3. Jake Balsiger - $3,799,071
  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

2012 WSOP Main Event Day 9

The battle continued on Day 9 where there is $8.5 million and a WSOP bracelet for first place prize, players will start Day 9 with the following starting stacks:

  1. Greg Merson - 88,350,000 chips
  2. Jesse Sylvia - 62,750,000 chips
  3. Jake Balsiger - 46,875,000 chips

Jake Balsiger is eliminated in 3rd place after 11 hours of 3 handed play, the 21 year old takes home $3,799,071. Greg Merson is chip leader going into the heads-up match against Jesse Sylvia.

Greg Merson is the 2012 WSOP Main Event Champion and is 2012 Player of the Year.

Greg Merson

Greg Merson wins his 2nd WSOP bracelet and is crowned 2nd WSOP Main Event champion. (IveyPoker)

Jesse Sylvia

Jesse Sylvia finished runner-up after a few hands heads-up against Greg Merson. (888Poker)

Jake Balsiger

Jake Balsiger, lasted 11 hours of 3 handed play and was eventually eliminated by Greg Merson. (888Poker)

 2012 WSOP Main Event Day 8

2012 WSOP Main Event Day 8 concluded after just 7 ½ hours of play, the final three players will return for Day 9, the final day of the World Series of Poker.

The three US players all have there eyes on the $8.5 million first place prize and the most prestigious trophy in poker a World Series of Poker bracelet. Greg Merson will have the lead going into the final day of the 2012 WSOP Main Event.

Steve Gee

Steve Gee was the first player eliminated within the first 30 minutes of play, by Russell Thomas

Robert Salaburu

Robert Salaburu was sent to the rail in 8th place after calling Jesse Sylvia all-in shove pre-flop.

Michael Esposito

Michael Esposito was the next rail victim when Greg Merson ended his run in the Main Event.

Andras Koroknai

Andras Koroknai, the only non-US player on the final table, failed to become the first Hungarian bracelet winner. Greg Merson eliminated Koroknai in 6th place.

Jeremy Ausmus

Jeremy Ausmus was the short stack coming into the final table, his survival skills ended abruptly in a tricky hand against Jesse Sylvia.

Russell Thomas

Day 8 ended when Russell Thomas hit the rail in 4th place, Thomas was eliminated by Jake Balsiger when both players were all-in pre-flop.



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