Championship: Aaron Mermelstein Doubles Into the Chip Lead

$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8: 300/600 with a 75 ante
Flight B Entries: 646

Aaron Mermelstein

The player in the hijack raised and Carlos Guererro called from the cutoff. Aaron Mermelstein three-bet to 6,000 out of the big blind. The original raiser folded and Mermelstein called.

The flop was KhTc5h and both players checked to the 3s turn card. Mermelstein checked and Guererro bet 8,000. Mermelstein called and the river was the 7d.

Mermelstein checked for a third time and Guererro bet 25,000. Mermelstein check-raised all in for 65,200 and was snap-called by Guererro.

Mermelstein showed KsKc and was on the right side of a cold deck against Guererro’s 3c3h. He took the pot and moved into the chip lead just before the last break of the night.

Aaron Mermelstein – 170,000
Carlos Guererro – 32,000