From the cutoff seat, Mike Matusow was first into the pot with a raise, and Jason Mercier three-bet shoved for 19,400. In the big blind, Nikolay Evdakov made the call, and Matusow ducked out with a few words under his breath.
Mercier patted with , and Evdakov drew one, showing . Mercier had a sweat, but he faded elimination as Evdakov paired his .
Mercier is back close to 45,000, knocking the Russian down to 64,000 in the process.