On a day when Jason Mercier was wearing the same shirt that he won his first event with, he would not lose. The final table was filled with talent and in the end, Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier was the last man standing.
He held the chip lead for the beginning portion of the final table after eliminating Shawn Buchanan and Matt Glantz. Mercier then surrendered the lead to Sam Stein. After Mercier took out Faraz Jaka, he and Stein battled it out in a grueling heads-up duel. It took nearly four hours and three dramatic river cards, but finally Mercier prevailed as the NAPT Mohegan Sun High Roller Bounty Shootout champion.
It was fitting that the biggest hand in the match went to Mercier when he and Stein got it all in preflop in a coinflip situation. Mercier held pocket threes to Stein's
. Mercier's online name used to be "treysfull21" and although he didn't end up with a full house, he did spike a straight on the river to retake the lead in the hand after Stein flopped a pair of jacks. That hand crippled Stein and it was all over a couple of hands later.
Here's how the final places at the final table look and all the money each player earned.
1st: Jason Mercier - $450,000 (7) Team PokerStars USA
2nd: Sam Stein - $75,000 (3)
3rd: Faraz Jaka - $80,000 (4)
4th: Matt Glantz - $70,000 (2)
5th: Shawn Buchanan - $80,000 (4)
6th: Luis "Bachy" Vazquez - $70,000 (4)
That wraps up all of our coverage from the 2010 PokerStars.net NAPT Mohegan Sun. Be sure to check back often as we provide all the latest poker news and tournament coverage. Until next time, this is the PokerNews crew signing off!