Jesse Sylvia is a 26-year-old live poker pro originally from Martha's Vineyard who now plays cash games here in Vegas to make a living.
The amazing this is that the biggest score on his live tournament record before this Main Event is just $15,000, barely more than the buy-in for this tournament.
Sylvia is now guaranteed $191,000 and has a shot at $8.5 million. And in addition to the cash he also scored a spot on Team 888poker.com.
Check out the interview above to get to know Sylvia and follow his progress live with our WSOP 2012 Main Event live updates.