Jason Mercier opened to 400 from the hijack position only to be 3-bet by the button to 950. Mercier made the call after both blinds folded and they took a look at the flop: . Mercier check-called a 1,150 continuation-bet after which they both checked the on the turn. The river was the and with 4,975 behind Mercier checked. His opponent two spots down pushed allin by putting a big stack of 1,000 chips in to the middle of the table. Mercier thought about it for a minute or two and then called. He had to muck a couple of seconds later as the button showed .
The flop was already out with on the table. Andrew Lichtenberger had bet 300 from the cutoff and called when the small blind check-raised to 950. The turn brought the in play and the small blind continued his aggression with a 1,725 bet. Lichtenberger called directly but folded just as quickly when the small blind bet 2,100 on the river.
Table Black #163 is still packed with notables but one of them is missing. Phil Ivey has just left the tournament after losing to in a cutoff versus small blind situation. The flop brought three diamonds according to Adam Levy, and the river brought another one to complete the small blinds flush.
We'll still keep an eye on table 163 with Adam Levy, Greg Mueller and Alex Phahurat amongst the more recognizable faces.
The player in seat one raised to 350 pre-flop, and only Josh Brikis called. Both players check the flop of . When the fell on the turn, seat one bet 400 and Brikis called. The river was the , and both players checked. Seat one turned over , and Brikis turned over pocket sevens for a winner.
Jason Mercier raised to 300 from the button, and the big blind defended. The flop came . The blind checked, and Mercier bet 375. His opponent called, and a fell on the turn. The blind checked again, and Mercier's bet of 900 forced a fold.
These two players, who both had 1,900 last time we reported on them, are nowhere to be found anymore. We assume they've busted by now, but it's very likely we see both participate in flight 1B which starts in a couple of hours.
The White section of the Pavilion is now almost empty. Most players are relocated to the Brasilia Room but some of them also found new seats right here in Pavilion. The White section contained 47 tables so lots of people have already busted their stacks today while we're not even 4 hours in.
In October 2011 Russian player Andrey Pateychuk won the EPT San Remo for €680,000 ($937,530). A couple of months later he won the WPT Prague for € 450,000 ($599,720). Last year he couldn't win a bracelet, despite countless effort, but this year he's back. He's looking for his Triple Crown and what better tournament to win than one where first prize is guaranteed a million, right?
We just saw him doubling up. On a flop he pushed his 1,825 to the middle. His opponent made the call and turned over for top-pair. Pateychuk had the better of it with his and that hand held up: on the turn and on the river. Pateychuck doubled up but is still down on the day.