ASU senior finishes 3rd in World Series of Poker

ASU senior finishes 3rd in World Series of Poker

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Jake Balsiger gives a thumbs up during the WSOP; courtesy of the Las Vegas Sun Jake Balsiger gives a thumbs up during the WSOP; courtesy of the Las Vegas Sun
LAS VEGAS -

An ASU senior became a millionaire early Wednesday morning after he finished third in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

It took 10 hours for 21-year-old Jake Balsiger to get knocked out of the competition. 

His opponents were 24-year-old poker pros Greg Merson of Laurel, Md., and Jesse Sylvia of Las Vegas. Merson won the game of no-limit Texas Hold 'em and walked away with $8.5 million.

Balsiger won $3.8 million for his third place finish, that's enough to cover his $10,000 buy-in and his college debt.

The new millionaire plans to finish school in the Spring and return to next year's World Series of Poker tournament.

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