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Helppi Doubles Through Mercier

Juha Helppi (Day 2)

The action folded to Juha Helppi, who opened to 48,000 on the button. Jason Mercier tanked for a bit then three-bet to 94,000 from the small blind. After the big blind released, Helppi quickly moved all in.

Mercier asked for a count - it was a 483,000-chip bet - and after mulling it over for a bit, he called.

Helppi: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Mercier: {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The {9-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} flop gave Mercier a leading pair of nines, but Helppi still had outs to catch up. The {5-Diamonds} on the turn was a brick, but the {j-Spades} fell on the river, giving Helppi a pair of jacks and the win.

He doubled to over one million chips, while Mercier is back under 500,000.

Player Chips Progress
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 1,017,000 471,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 490,000 -434,000

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