Less than an hour ago we followed along with Jason Mercier's action for an orbit around the table. Strolling back to his table, we found his seat vacant. From information gathered from Mercier, we found out exactly how his bust out went down.
A player opened to 1,200 from under the gun and Mercier three-bet to 2,650. Josh Mancuso pushed out a four-bet to 6,650 and the original raiser got out of the way. Mercier called and the two were heads up on a flop of .
Mercier bet 6,800 and Mancuso moved all in for about 31,000. After some posturing, Mercier called, showing which was ahead of Mancuso's . Mancuso held a backdoor club draw, a gutshot wheel draw, or was looking to pair his ace or king. The turn brought a , cancelling out the club draw, but unfortunately for Mercier, the river brought an , pairing Mancuso.
After this hand, Mercier was crippled and knocked down to about 4,000. He moved his chips in with and was called by an opponent's . The board ran out and just like that Mercier was sent to the rail.