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Jason Mercier Wins His Fourth Bracelet

14 June, 2016 | 12:27 от Aleksandra


29-year-old poker pro defeated a field of 100 players

After winning the $10,000 2-7 Draw tournament and taking the first-prize of $273,335, Jason Mercier said that this was one of his biggest scores.

“I’d say this was the second best of the four,” Mercier told WSOP reporters. “The first one you get is always the most special. But I have been wanting to win this event for a long time and to get here against this kind of field was really nice. It also helps that I had lots of side action riding on winning a bracelet this year.”

And he doesn’t stop here. Before the WSOP Jason booked the biggest bracelet bets of his career. He had bets on winning a single bracelet, and he said that he will collect now “more than the first place prize for this event.”

He also has some additional bets on winning multiple bracelets this summer.

“One down, two to go,” Mercier said. “I have some bets on winning two bracelets where I got laid like 18, 19 to one for the summer so that one’s pretty live.

“I also have a huge bet against Vanessa Selbst to win three so if I can go ahead and win another one quick, it’ll be a really sick sweat.”

Into the final table, Mercier came as a chip leader, but it wasn’t easy to him as he had tough competition, including WSOP bracelet winner Jesse Martin, French star Alex Luneau, Stephen Childwick and two-time bracelet winner David Grey.

In the end, everything came down to a heads-up match between Watson and Mercier. Watson was with a 4-to-3 chip advantage as the battle began.

Mercier was able to come back and when the final hand arose, he was with a 2-to-1 lead. With blinds 25,000/50,000 and 15,000 ante, Watson raised to 100,000 from the BTN. Mercier called from the BB, and both players drew one. After a check of Mercier, Watson bet 200,000. Mercier check-raised all-in. Watson called and tabled 9-7-4-3-2. But Mercier won the pot with his 8-6-5-4-2.

WSOP Event #16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit) Results

  1. Jason Mercier – $273,335
  2. Michael Watson – $168,936
  3. Lamar Wilkinson – $120,025
  4. David Grey – $86,302
  5. Benny Glaser – $62,810
  6. Stephen Chidwick – $46,277
  7. Alexandre Luneau – $34,522

Right after the tournament, Mercier went directly to the cash desk and registered in the $10,000 Seven Card Razz Championship that started last night.  100 players started Day 1, and only 45 made it through the day. Mercier is 10th with his 149,000 chips.

Across the field are also the chip leader David Benyamine (353,500), Phil Hellmuth (319,000), Dzmitry Urbanovich (166,500), Robert Mizrachi (146,500) and Erik Seidel (143,000).