In a classic final threesome duel between, ASU Freshman Jacob Balsinger, Martha Vineyards native Jesse Sylvia and online guru Greg Merson, it was Merson who pressured, used position, and yes had some luck to best his rivals and win $8 million dollars and more important the coveted Gold Bracelet and title. It took 12 hours to accomplish this — with Merson eventually going all in with K5 suited against QJ off suited from Jesse. The flop, turn, and river came up empty and Merson’s King held up. Balsinger had been eliminated earlier. He played boldly avoiding post play but his 2 more experienced opponents were just too strong. I will try to get the Champ on one of my shows in the next few weeks. On top of everything, Greg passed Phil Hellmuth for POY honors.