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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!
The flop came and neither player improved. The turn card left Stein six outs.
The river was the and it was all over. Stein flipped his bounty chip over to Mercier, finishing in 2nd place for $75,000.
The board ran out and Stein doubled back to 26,000.
When Mercier tabled his pocket threes, there was a little significance to the fact that his online name used to be "treysfull21". Would it be?
The flop came and Stein jumped out to a huge lead. The turn brought the and added four more outs to a straight for Mercier.
BOOOM!!!!!! The fell on the river and Mercier did it again, making a straight to double up and take a monster chip lead. It wasn't a treys full, but it was pretty damn close.
Stein is down to 13,000 while Mercier is up to 872,000 and appears closing in on victory.
So far it's proved good to Mercier as he's already locked up a good payday, a freeroll into the next NAPT High Roller Bounty Shootout and is still alive in this heads-up match. You say lucky river card, but we all know it's in the shirt!
The flop came and Mercier was drawing thin, needing either a queen to make a straight or runner-runner to make two pair. The turn was the Mercier was down to three outs.
Alas, the river was the and Mercier made the ace-high straight to double up to about 300,000.
The flop came and Stein maintained the lead. The hit the turn and gave Mercier a bunch of outs to a chop. One of them came as the fell on the river and they chopped it up.