Jesse Sylvia had the button. He looked at his cards, then raised to 1.2 million. Jake Balsiger reraised to 3.5 million from the small blind, and Greg Merson folded from the big blind. Sylvia took his time, then called.
The flop came down , and Balsiger was up first. He fired 3.9 million, and Sylvia made the call to see the turn.
The paired the board on fourth street, and Balsiger bet 7.2 million after taking some time for thought. Sylvia studied, then announced that he was all in. Balsiger took another look back at his hole cards, then slowly passed them to the dealer for the fold.
"Jesse! Jesse! Jesse! Jesse!" was the explosion of chants from Sylvia's cheering section as he raked in the pot.