Action folded around to Phil Ivey and he put in a raise, which Jason Mercier responded to by moving all in for 173,500 more. Ivey thought for about a minute before making the call.
Mercier was dominated and in desperate need of a seven, but he would not find salvation as the board ran out . Mercier became the first casualty of the final table.
On his way out, Mercier decided to try his luck one more time and asked Gus Hansen, "Want to flip for $25K?"
Hansen reached in his pocket and pulled out an Australian bill and asked, "Even or odd?"
Mercier bet that the last digit in the serial number would be even, but it was in fact odd, costing him an additional $25K.