Jason Mercier just picked up a big hand in a big spot and managed to double up yet again.
Following a 1,200-chip bet under the gun and a call from the cutoff, Mercier made it 3,200 on the button.
The player in the small blind went deep into the tank at this point and emerged shoving, putting his last 21,600 on the line. The player under the gun let it go, and after a minute or two in the tank himself, the cutoff threw his holdings in the muck as well.
It was down to Mercier, who made the quick call for his last 19,150 felting and soon found out he would need only fade two outs as the small blind held .
Fade it he did as the board ran out and just like that, Mercier is sitting on more than 40k and in contention.