Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em

Mercier Crippled, Tripled, Then Busted

Jason Mercier- Out

Jason Mercier had a great start to his day, but we just saw his demise in three consecutive hands. The hand that did most the damage occured in a heads up pot with Andrew Brongo. Brongo made it two bets preflop, and Mercier three bet in the cut off. It folded back to Brongo, and he put in a fourth bet. Mercier called, and they went heads up to the flop.

The board ran out all low cards, coming {8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}{6-Spades}, and Mercier called a bet from Brongo on every street. At showdown, Brongo showed {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}, and Mercier mucked, dropping him to just 1,200 in chips.

That 1,200 went in on the next hand, and he got calls from both the blinds. They checked down a board that showed {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{9-Spades}{2-Spades}, and Mercier showed {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}, which was good enough to secure the pot.

On the last hand, Mercier came in for a raise, and only the big blind called. The flop came {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, and the big blind checked to Mercier, who fired out a bet. He was check raised, and Mercier committed the rest of his chips.

Mercier: {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

Mercier would need a jack to win the pot, and he didn't get it on the turn, but the {k-Spades} did give him some more outs. The {9-Spades} on the river was not one of them, and he hit the rail just before the end of level 10.

Chip Counts
Andrew Brongo 54,000
Jason Mercier us Busted

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