Event #2: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Mercier Pushing Chips

EricRamsey • Level 1: 200-300, 0 ante

The Jason Mercier vs. Gus Hansen match is going full speed ahead, and it's Mercier pulling out to the early lead. We walked up to a hand in progress with the board showing {J-Spades} {9-Clubs} {4-Hearts} {5-Hearts}. Hansen had checked, and Mercier moved all in for his first stack of chips with about 10,200 already in the pot. It was an overbet, and Hansen had about 12,000 chips left as he pondered. He eventually decided to pass, and Mercier stacked up to take about a three-to-one lead in first-bullet chips. Both men still have their two add-on tokens left.

Tags: Gus HansenJason Mercier