Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Mercier Hates the River, Busts

• Level 13: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier opened for 3,200 in first position and Luis Campelo, seated to his left, raised him to 7,300. The blinds folded and it was back on Mercier who had by far the smaller stack.

He flicked his cards to peek at them three or four times before announcing all in. Campelo weighed it up and made the call, giving a slight wince when he saw his {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} was up against the {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades} of Mercier.

The board ran out {6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. Mercier tossed his cards away in disbelief. He flopped a set of kings, but as Hellmuth would no doubt say, the turn and river were perfect-perfect for Campelo to give him the straight and send Mercier out.

Player Chips Progress
Luis Campelo BR
Luis Campelo
BR 200,000 54,000
Jason Mericer
Jason Mericer

Tags: Jason MercierLuis Camprlo