$100,000 Challenge

Mercier Quadruples Up


Joe Hachem opened the pot with a raise to 10,000, and he found calls from Mikhail Smirnov (button) and Gus Hansen (small blind). It's a good spot to find a big hand in the small blind, and Jason Mercier liked what he saw enough to squeeze all in for 40,500 total. It looked like Hachem called, though we can't be sure. What we do know is that Smirnov reraised and isolated himself against Mercier with a chance at the knockout.

Smirnov: {A-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds}
Mercier: {A-Hearts} {K-Diamonds}

The board ran out {K-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} {2-Clubs} {3-Clubs} {4-Spades}, and Mercier manages to find a big quadruple up to crawl back into contention.

Chip stacks
Jason Mercier us 162,000 57,000

Tags: Jason MercierJoe HachemMikhail SmirnovGus Hansen