Vasili Firsau raised to 125,000 from the cutoff after which Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden decided to move all in for around 800,000 chips. Steve O'Dwyer, sitting in the big blind, moved all in as well and Firsau called as well.
The flop rolled out and Mercier jumped up out of his chair in excitement. Mercier walked over to the feature table to tell them the good news but it wasn't over yet.
The turn brought the and the river the giving both Lodden and Firsau the same straight.
"Oh my god! Is that real?" Mercier said as he came running back to the table.
"I almost wanted to call you back to the table when you ran away," O'Dwyer said about Mercier celebration preemptively.
"I'm a a percentage guy, when I see 99% I just think that's going to win," Mercier added. According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator O'Dwyer was 98.01% to win this hand.
"I didn't expect that one," Lodden said he already seemed to accept his elimination just shy of the final tables.
"What does Johnny Lodden think now?" Antonio Esfandiari yelled from the rail as Philipp Gruissem also chimed in.
"Lodden hopes," Gruissem said with a smile as the Norwegian pro kept his hopes for the final table alive.
"Damn, that was an easy €30,000 pay jump right there but I want chips going into the final table," Grant Levy sighed as he's still sitting on just nine big blinds.
Everyone at the table besides Lodden and Firsau were extremely disappointed and play carries on with 10 players. We need to lose one more player before everyone moves to the feature table where we will play the final table bubble.