2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

Mercier Hits Straight on River

HillKerby • Level 9: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Jason Mercier

There was around 8,000 in the pot in what appeared to be a single-raised pot where Jason Mercier opened from the hijack and got a call from the big blind. The flop was out reading {8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and Mercier made a continuation-bet of 4,100. The player in the big blind check-raised to 9,500 and action was back on Mercier, who called.

The turn came {6-Spades} and after check-raising, the big blind slowed down and checked again. Mercier announced a bet of 11,000 and his opponent called.

The river fell {5-Spades} and the big blind checked. Mercier thought for a few moments, realigning the chips he was shuffling in order to assess his stack size. Eventually, he knocked a closed fist down onto the table to check behind and take the hand to showdown.

"Ace-high," his opponent said after Mercier checked.

"It's no good," Mercier responded, tabling {7-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a rivered straight, good to take down the pot and put him to the 100,000-chip mark.

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