Event 12: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em

Mercier's Trips Hold Up Against Silverman

[user68268] • Nivo 3: 200-400, 0 ante
Jason Mercier

On the {J-Spades}{2-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop, Jason Mercier check-raised Steven Silverman's unknown bet amount to 1,100. Silverman fired back with a reraised to 1,800 and Mercier fired right back to 2,600. Silverman then made it 3,500 and Mercier moved all in. Silverman called.

"Do you have a deuce?" asked Silverman.

"Yep," was the short response from Mercier as he turned over the {K-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. Silverman held the {J-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}.

The turn was the {5-Spades} and river the {5-Clubs}, giving Mercier a full house and busting one of Silverman's bullets.

Silverman has no World Series of Poker cashes on record, but does have two six-figure scores. He took third in the Latin American Poker Tour San Jose event for over $106,000 in 2008 and placed 12th in the European Poker Tour Monte Carlo Grand Final in 2009 for over $127,00. His largest cash on American soil is a fourth-place finish in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event at the World Poker Tour World Championship last month in Las Vegas for $20,952.

Oznake: Jason MercierSteven Silverman