Mercier Continues Drive For Third BraceletPublished on June 23rd, 2016 2:42 pm EST
The Jason Mercier watch continues.
Later today, Jason Mercier will attempt to overcome a short stack when play begins in Event #36 ($2,500 Mixed Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better). Mercier, who is currently in the midst of a run of a lifetime at this year's World Series of Poker, will begin play with just 96,000 in chips, compared to the tournament leading stack of 673,000 (Gleb Kovtunov). There are 13 players left in the touranment.
Mercier, who has already won two World Series of Poker bracelets this year, stands to win a significant amount of money in side bets if he can win one more bracelet this year. There is currently a large bet going where Mercier will collect $1.8 million if he can win three bracelets this summer. The bet, which saw Mercier put up $10,000 of his own money against Selbst's $1.8 million, has become one of the biggest stories of this year's WSOP. According to reports, Selbst sold off a large part of the bet to other parties following Mercier's first bracelet win of the summer.
Mercier's results so far this summer have been awe-inspiring.
In addition to his two bracelet wins ($10,000 HORSE, $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship), Mercier has also finished runner-up ($10,000 Seven Card RAZZ Championship), 8th place ($10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship) and 35th place ($1,500 Eight Game Mix).
With weeks left in this year's World Series of Poker, this means that Mercier has already tallied two bracelets, four final tables and five cashes, not including the $2,500 Mixed Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better.
It's safe to say that there will be numerous interested parties sweating the final day of play in Event #36 later today.
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