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Event #46: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship

Diamonds are Mercier's Best Friend

Josh_Cahlik • Level 12


Hastings: {x-}{x-} / {Q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}fold
Mercier: {x-}{x-} / {5-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}

Brian Hastings completed with the {Q-Hearts} showing and Jason Mercier made it two bets with the {5-Diamonds}. Action folded back Hastings and he called. Mercier pulled the {A-Diamonds} on fourth and had first action. He led out with a bet and Hastings called. On fifth, Hastings paired his queens and led out. Mercier came over the top and Hastsings called.

Sixth street saw Mercier pull a fourth diamond, eliciting a check from Hastings. Mercier fired again and Hastings thought for about 30 seconds before picking up his cards and dropping them in the muck. Mercier picked up the pot and now has about 845,000.

Player Chips Progress
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 845,000 190,000
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 125,000 -65,000

Tags: Brian HastingsJason Mercier