Jason Mercier raised under the gun and Masa Tanaka called from the big blind. Tanaka drew two and Mercier took one. Tanaka checked, Mercier bet and Tanaka raised. Mercier reraised to get himself all in and Tanaka called.
From there, Tanaka drew one and then one more. Mercier took the same, one and then one. Tanaka made a and Mercier was drawing to a . He needed a ten, nine, eight or seven to stay alive.
Mercier squeezed hard and slow, but in the end, popped up from his chair and threw an in the air. He was eliminated in sixth place for $25,967.