Double bracelet and EPT winner Jason Mercier just busted in the first payout level. The top professional with 7.6 million in live tournament earnings got his final 15,200 chips into the pot with against .
The board brought and Mercier told the dealer, "Really slow please", as he was sweating to hit one of his final six outs. Mercier needed a nine or a ten to survive but didn't get there when the hit. "No big deal", Mercier said as he headed over to the payout desk. For all you Mercier fans out there, he will be back later today for the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split tournament.