Jason Mercier started the day with around 17,000 in chips and will be looking to get busy early in order to survive the day. We recently watched Mercier take part in a small hand that started when the action was folded to Mercier in the cutoff. He raised it up to 1,000 and only Timothy Loecke on the button would make the call.
On the flop, Mercier led for 1,200 and Loecke quickly popped it to 2,400. The min-raise didn't faze Mercier, taking just a few moments before re-raising to 4,300. Loecke asked Mercier how much and upon finding out the answer, let his hand go and sent the pot to Mercier.