Super High Roller

Mercier Busts Kagawa

From under the gun, Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov raised to 4,000. Justin Smith called in the next seat, Masa Kagawa called from the button, Scott Seiver called from the small blind and fellow Team Pro Jason Mercier called from the big blind.

All five players took the {9-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop and action checked to Kagawa. He fired all in for approximately 80,000, which was just about four times the size of the pot. Seiver folded, Mercier called and then Katchalov and Smith folded.

Mercier tabled the {10-Spades}{7-Spades} having flopped middle pair and a spade flush draw. Kagawa held the {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for an open-ended straight draw.

The turn was the {K-Hearts} and river the {A-Hearts}, keeping Mercier's pair of sevens in the lead and winning him the pot. Kagawa was eliminated.

Chip stacks
Jason Mercier us 420,000 143,000

Tags: Masa KagawaJason MercierScott SeiverEugene KatchalovJustin Smith