Championship: Natasha Mercier Doubles Thru Justin Bond

$5,300 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  40 of 1,070

Natasha Mercier

With the final board showing KcJd5sAd5h and about 600,000 already in the pot, Justin Bond moved all in from middle position, and Natasha Mercier paused for just a moment before she called all in for 565,000.

Bond turned over 10s9s for a ten-high bluff, and Mercier turned over 8d5d to win the pot with trip fives and double up in chips.

Natasha Mercier  –  1,735,000  (69 bb)
Justin Bond  –  450,000  (18 bb)

With 40 players remaining from a field of 1,070, the average chip stack is around 1,070,000 (43 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $19,515 each.

The field will play as long as it takes today to reach the nine-handed final table, which is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 12:00 noon.