Balsiger out in 3rd at WSOP, 2 play for $8.53M
(AP) -- A 21-year-old Arizona State senior hoping to become the youngest World Series of Poker champion ever has been eliminated from the no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event in third place.
Jake Balsiger was bounced from the tournament early Wednesday after just over 11 hours at the table.
Balsiger gambled his last chips with a queen-10, and found himself dominated by 24-year-old poker professional Greg Merson's king-queen.
Merson's hand held through the community cards, forcing Balsiger to exit the tournament.
Balsiger won $3.8 million for third place.
Merson is playing 26-year-old poker pro Jesse Sylvia for the title.
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