Latest Reactions From WSOP 2012 Final Table As Three Remain

Latest Reactions From WSOP 2012 Final Table As Three RemainAfter 7 and a half hours of action at the 2012 WSOP Main Event Final Table on Monday, three players still remain in contention for poker’s most prestigious title, in addition to the $8,531,853 first place prize. They are Greg Merson (photo), Jesse Sylvia, and Jacob Balsiger. Six of the October Nine, however, found their WSOP aspirations come suddenly to a halt. Here are some of the player’s reactions after they hit the rail:
Steve Gee eliminated in 9th ($745,798)
“I thought if he had a hand that strong he would have re-raised (pre-flop)..If I knew he had pocket queens, I would have checked.”
Robert Salaburu eliminated in 8th  ($971,360)
“Was close maybe we make it next time # do biggerthangs.”
Michael Esposito eliminated in 7th ($1,258,040)
“I knew I was in trouble and basically playing to survive..I never even had positions to defend in and had wipe-outs the whole day.”
Andras Koroknai eliminated in 6th ($1,640,902)
“Greg Merson had real wide ranges and with K-Q I thought I had the perfect blocker to represent strong hands like kings, queens, A-K and there was already a lot of chips in the pot..I’m not sure if it was a good move, but it happened.”
Jeremy Ausmus eliminated in 5th ($2,155,313)
“People made some great plays..everyone really came to play..I think it was a tough table.”
Russell Thomas eliminated in 4th ($2,851,537)
“I feel confident and ready to hit the next tournament..I plan to pursue poker full time..Made my company a little mad because I quit my job in a newspaper article, and now I’m doing it in a press conference.”
The remaining three players will return today at 5:45pm PST to play down to a champion. Blinds will begin at 300k/600k and a 75k ante, and the players will line-up as follows:
Greg Merson (88,350,0000
Jesse Sylvia (62,750,000)
Jake Balsiger (46,875,000)

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