Jason Mercier opened for 400,000 from the button, and Ihar Soika asked how much the Team Pro was playing roughly. Mercier gave a precise answer: 5,450,000. Soika then three bet to 935,000 and Mercier glanced one last time at his stack.
Mercier had made up his mind, now Soika needed to do the same. The man from Belarus made the call after about ten seconds of thinking. Mercier turned over , and turned out to be racing against Soika who had .
The on the flop gave Soika the lead, something that was clear from the get go as the ace was in the window.
The fell on the turn and Mercier laughed "Close! Even the right suit!"
The was another low card, but not the right one for the American Team PokerStars Pro.
Jason Mercier finished runner up, stating to one of the reporters that he was very happy with his deep run, and that he had most of his own action in this tournament.