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2016 WSOP Day 13: Mercier Wins $10K 2-7, Millionaires in the Making, and $10K Razz Begins

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The lucky 13th day of the 2016 World Series of Poker saw Jason Mercier win more than just the title, bracelet and $273,335 top prize in the $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship.

The fields were whittled down substantially in the 2016 WSOP Millionaire Maker, a $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event, and the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E., setting up the possibility that three bracelets winners and two new millionaires will be crowned on Tuesday.

Plus, the$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha and $10,000 Razz Championship events kicked off.

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Jason Mercier Crowned $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Champion

Jason Mercier took down the 2016 WSOP $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship on Monday night, winning his fourth career WSOP bracelet, a $273,335 first-place prize, and hundreds of thousands more in bracelet bets.

Mercier talked to PokerNews about all his side action and the bracelet win in an article you can find right here.

The event drew 100 entries, creating a $940,000 prize pool. Mercier beat a tough lineup that included five WSOP bracelet winners finishing in the top 10, and ultimately defeated Canadian Mike Watson heads up, denying Watson his first piece of WSOP hardware in what was his 10th WSOP final table.

Final Table Results

1Jason Mercier$273,335
2Mike Watson$168,936
3Lamar Wilkinson$120,025
4David Grey$86,302
5Benny Glaser$62,810
6Stephen Chidwick$46,277
7Alex Luneau$34,522

Millionaire Maker Down to 15

After three days of play, just 15 of 7,190 players remain in the 2016 WSOP Millionaire Maker event.

This unique event is offering up seven-figure prizes for the top two finishers and the plan is find out who they will be on Day 4 Tuesday.

After 10 levels of play, Italian Alessio Dicesare bagged the overnight lead ahead of WSOP bracelet winner Jason Dewitt. 888poker Ambassador Sofia Lovgren remains in contention and within striking distance of the leaders.

Lovgren got a big boost towards the end of the night when she found herself all in with pocket nines on the {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} board. According to reports, there was about 900,000 in the pot on the turn and Lovgren moved all in for 1.225 million. Dewitt tanked for a bit, then called with the {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. Lovgren had the {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and held when the {5-Spades} hit the board on the river.

Recognizable names that ran deep in the money, but failed to advance to Day 4 included Adam Levy, Alex Jacob, Max Silver, Mohsin Charania, and Loni Harwood.

Play will resume at 11 a.m. local time Tuesday in search of a 2016 WSOP Millionaire Maker champion.

Top 5 Chip Counts

1Alessio Dicesare7,200,000
2Jason Dewitt5,770,000
3Garrett Greer4,875,000
4Stanley Lee4,825,000
5Mikhail Semin4,380,000

Just 24 Left in the $1K

After two days of play, just 24 players remain in the hunt for the 2016 WSOP Event #17: $1000 No-Limit Hold'em title.

After about 10 and a half levels of play on Monday, Danny Wong grabbed the overnight lead with top Welsh pro Roberto Romanello hot on his heels and Colossus II runner-up Jiri Horak looming in the top five.

WSOP bracelet winners Craig McCorkell, Anthony Spinella, Keven Stammen, and Carlos Moertensen all busted, but 888poker-sponsored Jeff Gross is still alive in this one, although he is the shortest among the 24 players left. Gross is making his second deep run of the 2016 WSOP following a 281st-place finish in the 21,613-entry Colossus II.

Play resumes Tuesday at 12 p.m. local time with plans to play down to a champion. Some $316,920 and a WSOP bracelet awaits the winner.

Top 5 Chip Counts

1Danny Wong1,058,000
2Roberto Romanello885,000
3Charles Carragher848,000
4Jiri Horak718,000
5Christopher Leong686,000

Down to 16 in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

After two days of play, the 2016 WSOP Event #18: $3000 H.O.R.S.E. is down to its final 16.

Jared Talarico grabbed the overnight lead with a number of players within striking distance, including one-time November Niner Chino Rheem, Marco Johnson, and Eli Elezra.

Robert Mizrachi, Phil Hellmuth and Justin Bonomo all made the money, but failed to advance.

Play resumes at 2 p.m. local time on Tuesday with plans to crown a champion. A $259,730 first-place prize and a WSOP bracelet awaits the winner.

Top 5 Chip Counts

1Jared Talarico825,000
2Gerald Ringe626,000
3Chino Rheem620,000
4Glenn Engelbert548,000
5Todd Ickow459,000

The $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Draws 1,106

The 2016 WSOP Event #19: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha drew a total of 1,106 entries on Monday, creating a $995,400 prize pool that will pay 166 spots. A min-cash is worth $1,503 while $185,317 and a WSOP bracelet awaits the winner.

As has become the trend in smaller buy-in events at the 2016 WSOP, they got into the money and beyond on Day 1 with just 136 players remaining through ten levels of play.

Michael Luong grabbed the overnight lead with a group of well know players still in contention including Ismael Bojang, Darryl Fish, Dan Shak, JC Tran, Ben Yu, Mohsin Charania, Jesse Sylvia, and George Danzer.

Those who swung and missed in this one included Antonio Esfandiari, Michael Mizrachi, Shaun Deeb, Matt Stout, Noah Schwartz, Bryn Kenney, and Dan Kelly.

Play will resume at 12 p.m. local time with plans to play 10 more levels.

Top 5 Chip Counts

1Michael Luong197,200
2Troy Burkholder147,800
3Bart Dowling132,000
4David Mzareulov115,000
5Zaed Shamoon108,100

The $10,000 Razz Championship Kicks Off

The 2016 WSOP Event #20: $10,000 Seven Card Razz Championship drew 100 entries on Monday, creating a $940,000 prize pool that will pay the top 15 finishers. A min-cash is worth $15,464, while the winner will earn $273,338 and a WSOP bracelet.

Just 45 players survived the first day with David Benyamine bagging the overnight lead.

Stars of the game including Daniel Negreanu, Todd Brunson, Ted Forrest, Frank Kassela, Jeff Lisandro and Rep Porter were among the casualties, while Phil Hellmuth, Jason Mercier, Brian Hastings, Mike Gorodinsky, and Erik Seidel are still in contention.

The event's second day goes off tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time with plans to play ten more levels.

Top 5 Chip Counts

1David Benyamine353,500
2Phil Hellmuth319,000
3Brian Hastings251,000
4Aleksandr Denisov223,500
5Jyri Merivirta177,500

What's On Tap?

In addition to all the other action, the 2016 WSOP Event #21: $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em will start at 11 a.m. local time and Event #22: $1500 Limit Hold'em starts at 3 p.m.

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