Last year, Jan-Peter Jachtmann won this event and Jason Mercier made the final table, placing eighth. The two are seated at the same starting table in the corner of the Amazon Room at Table 364, and Mercier just busted Jachtmann, causing him to use one of his lammers to reload.
Justin Schwartz raised from middle position to 600, Erick Lindgren called from the cutoff seat, the player on the button called, and Mercier called from the small bind before play fell on Jachtmann in the big blind. He reraised to 3,600. Schwartz and Lindgren folded before the button and Mercier called to take a flop.
The flop came down paired with the . Mercier checked, Jachtmann went all in for his last 275 on his first lammer with two more behind, and the button called. Mercier raised to 2,900, and the button quickly folded.
Mercier tabled the for trip deuces, and Jachtmann showed the .
The turn was the and the river was the , giving Mercier the pot. Jachtmann tossed in a lammer to get another 10,000 in chips.