HAND #68 – Franklin Fok completed the small blind to 25,000, Jason Mercier raised from the big blind to 80,000, and Fok folded. Mercier took the pot.
HAND #69 – Jason Mercier moved all in from the small blind, taking the blinds and ante.
HAND #70 – Jason Mercier raised from the button to 500,000, taking the blinds and ante.
HAND #71 – Franklin Fok completed the small blind to 25,000, and Jason Mercier checked his option in the big blind. Both players checked to the turn on a board of , Fok checked, Mercier bet 25,000, and Fok called. The river card was the , and both players checked.
Fok turned over for a pair of jacks, and Mercier showed one card — the — before he mucked. Fok won the pot.
HAND #72 – Jason Mercier raised from the small blind to about 350,000, taking the blinds and ante.
HAND #73 – Tom Boivin moved all in from the small blind for 170,000, and Franklin Fok called from the big blind with .
Boivin turned over , and he needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and Fok won the pot with his king to eliminate Boivin in third place.
Tom Boivin – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($288,330)
And here are the official chip counts for the start of heads-up play:
Jason Mercier – 4,480,000 (179 bb)
Franklin Fok – 645,000 (26 bb)