Phil Ivey Eliminated By Mercier
Level 14 : 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Phil Ivey needed fifth place or better to profit in this event after firing three bullets, but he would come up short as Jason Mercier eliminated the nine-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner in 10th place.
Vladimir Troyanovsky opened from early position before the Team PokerStars Pro three-bet from the small blind. Ivey was in the big blind and four-bet all in for 524,000. Troyanovsky folded to leave Mercier to make the call.
The board ran and the player most people agree ins the best in the world has departed. Mercier is back into the chip lead.
The remaining nine players will be drawn onto one table. From there, two more players have to bust before the bubble bursts and play ends for the day.