Super High Roller: Jason Mercier Doubles Thru Kirk Steele

$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 39

Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

Levels have increased to 90 minutes here at the final table, and with two short stacks busting last night on the final table bubble, the action has slowed, and there hadn’t been a lot of chip movement for the first half hour or so.

Until Jason Mercier moved all in under the gun for 180,000, and Kirk Steele moved all in over the top from UTG+1 for 1,005,000. Everyone else folded.

Mercier turned over 8s8h, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive against Steele’s AhKd.

The board came Jd4h2sQhQc — Steele turned a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. Mercier won the pot with his pocket eights to double up in chips.

Jason Mercier  –  410,000  (21 bb)
Kirk Steele  –  825,000  (41 bb)

With eight players remaining from 39 entries, the average chip stack is about 610,000 (31 big blinds). The final six players will finish in the money, earning at least $113,490.