Jacob Balsiger, 21, a senior at Arizona State University, will be competing in the Arizona State Poker championships this weekend at Casino Arizona at Talking Stick Resort. Balsiger, who grew up in Ahwatukee, also will be playing in the Final Table of Nine Oct. 28 at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, where he has a shot at winning $8.5 million. [Jacob Balsiger]

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