We have just seen what was not only one of the sickest hands of the WSOP so far, but arguably of the whole year in poker, as Jason Mercier was just eliminated in a ginormous pot.
Mercier opened the action with a raise to 35,000, and Michael Rocco made it 105,000 right behind him. It folded back to Mercier, and he tossed the call in. The two saw a flop of , and Mercier checked to Rocco, who bet out 129,000. Mercier started to shuffle some chips and tanked for about 30 seconds before putting out a check raise to 260,000. Rocco only thought for a few moments before calling, and the turn was the .
Mercier thought it over for a bit before checking again, and Rocco only took a few moments to move all in. Mercier insta snap called him, and we had a pot for 20% of the chips in play with 16 players left.
Mercier had a full house, nines full of sevens, while Rocco was left with just the overpair of aces. In a flash, the dealer brought down the on the river, giving Rocco a better full house and causing the whole table to audibly groan. Mercier head sulked for just a couple of seconds before he gathered his things, and wished everyone luck. The whole table was still in shock as Mercier's mountain of chips were shipped over to Rocco, who now has a commanding chip lead of 1.95 million.