Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
Days:

Espe Hurts Mercier

• Level 1: 50-100, 0 ante

We caught the action on the flop when the flop showed {J-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{9-Clubs} with five players involved. Both blinds checked to Debbie Espe, winner of a Rio Deepstack event just two weeks ago, who bet 1,300 from the hijack.

Jason Mercier, who was next to act from the cutoff, raised it up to 4,100 getting the other three players to quickly fold. The action was back on Espe who called quickly.

The turn was the {8-Spades} and Espe checked to Mercier who bet 6,300. Espe called almost immediately and the river brought the {10-Clubs}. Espe immediately grabbed some chips and tossed out a hefty bet worth 11,000.

Mercier went into the tank. About four minutes went by and Mercier showed some signs of frustration before he ultimately tossed in the call.

Espe tabled {Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs} for a rivered flush and she raked in this huge pot. Mercier shook his heads and is down to 13,500 chips in the first level of the day.

Chip Counts
Debbie Espe US 54,000 24,000
Jason Mercier us 13,500 -16,500

Tags: Jason MercierDebbie Espe