Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

A Big Stack

A big chip stack has emerged late into the day and his name is David Miscikowski.

David Miscikowski
David Miscikowski

Oznake: David Miscikowski

Maridu is Gone

Maridu Mayrinck is no longer sitting in her seat and so we took to her table to investigate. According to Jason Koon the action played out like this - the under-the-gun player opened it to 1,750 and Mayrinck called in middle position. The blinds were out of the way and the {j-}{10-}{7-} flop was dealt. This is when Mayrinck's opponent apparently led for 4,400. Mayrinck then shoved all in for around 12,500 and her opponent made the call. Mayrinck's {k-}{j-} was in trouble against {q-}{q-} and when the turn and river bricked out, it was home time for Mayrinck.

Maridu Mayrinck
Maridu Mayrinck

Oznake: Maridu Mayrinck

Once Around With Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

We followed Team PokerStars Pro and two-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Jason Mercier for one orbit around the table. Follow along as we watch him enter a majority of the pots and dictate the action of his table.

Hand #1: Jason Mercier started in late position and raised to 1,200. It folded to the player in the big blind who pushed out a three-bet to 3,600. Mercier called

The flop came down {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Mercier's opponent continued out for 3,200. Mercier contemplated for a moment before making the call. Fourth street brought the {6-Clubs} and Mercier's opponent fired again, this time making it 4,500. Mercier opted to call once again.

The river was the {K-Hearts} and Mercier's opponent's hands shook as he pushed out a stack of 8,525. Mercier immediately announced all in as the chips were slid into the center, and his opponent reluctantly mucked his cards.

Hand #2: Action folded to Mercier and he raised to 1,200. His opponent from the previous hand called out of the small blind. The flop came {8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}. Mercier's opponent checked and Mercier continued with a bet of 1,350.

His opponent announced a raise to 3,800 and Mercier responded by moving him all in. His opponent called and the hands were exposed:

Mercier: {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

The turn and river brought the {Q-Diamonds} and the {a-Hearts} respectively, leaving Mercier's pair of tens to be the winning hand.

Mercier managed to felt his opponent in two back to back hands, allowing his stack to grow to 58,000.

Hand #3 Mercier opened the action to 1,200 and received one call. Another player moved his stack all in and both Mercier and the caller folded their hands.

Hand #4 Action folded around to Mercier who also folded his cards.

Hand #5 From early position, Mercier raised to 1,200 and the player in the cutoff called. The two players were heads up to see a flop of {8-Spades}{K-Spades}{10-Spades}. Mercier bet 1,175 only to find his opponent make it 3,800 to go. Mercier called and fourth street brought the {5-Spades}.

Mercier bet 5,600 and his opponent called. The river was the {Q-Diamonds} and Mercier put his opponent all in. His opponent called, flipping over {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs} for the nuts, and Mercier showed the table the {Q-Spades} for the second nuts.

Hand #6: Mercier was under the gun and folded his hand preflop.

Hand #7: A middle position player opened to 1,200 and Mercier folded from the big blind.

Hand #8: Action folded around to PokerStars Team Online Pro Mickey Petersen who raised to 1,200 from the button. Mercier moved out a three-bet to 3,250 and both the big blind and Petersen quickly mucked their cards.

Hand #9: Action folded around to Mercier on the button who opted to folded his hand.

Hand #10: A middle position player raised to 1,200 only to find Mickey Petersen re-raise to 2,700. Mercier folded.

Stack at Orbit's End: 38,000

Mercier was able to boost his stack to one of the biggest in the room with the destruction of one of his opponents in the first two hands of this orbit. Unfortunately for Mercier, he lost a nice chunk of those newly found chips a few hands later when he ran the second nuts into the nuts. That being said, as long as Mercier has a solid stack he will continue to dictate the play around his table, and we will keep you posted with the latest updates on this two-time bracelet winner.

Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 39,000 21,000

Oznake: Jason Mercier

Chainsaw Down and Out

Allen Kessler has been spotted heading out of the tournament area and his seat is now empty. We took to twitter and got all the answers.

Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us Izpadel

A Few Hands With Kristy

Kristy Arnett has been right amongst it recently and we were right by her table to catch all the action. The first hand saw a middle-position Giorgio Medici open it up to 1,800. It was then back on Arnett and she three-bet shoved for 14,175. Medici opted to fold and Arnett took down the hand.

The very next hand and Arnett would open the pot to 1,300 from the cutoff. The player in the small blind then shoved all in for around 9,000 and Arnett decided to fold as her opponent tabled {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}.

A few hands later and Arnett would be at it again with Medici. It started when Medici opened it up to 2,500. Arnett again three-bet shoved, with her stack sitting a bit above 15,000. This time Medici would make the call and then immediately regret it as his {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts} would need some help against Arnett's {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}. The board ran out {j-Hearts}{10-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and Arnett would take down the double-up to sit with a handy little stack.

Kristy Arnett us
Kristy Arnett
us 32,000 15,000

Oznake: Kristy Arnett

Duhamel Doing The Double Dance

Jonathan Duhamel has managed an unlikely double-up holding {q-Hearts}{3-Hearts} against an opponent's {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}. It was an open shove for Duhamel's short stack and a call from the big blind that saw the two players watch the dealer spread five cards across the felt.

Board: {j-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{a-Hearts}

There were enough hearts on that board to see Duhamel take down the nice double.

Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 20,000 12,000

Oznake: Jonathan Duhamel

Solomon Does Not Survive

Jarrod Solomon is no longer in this tournament with his demise coming when he held {k-Clubs}{j-Spades} against one opponent on a board showing {k-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. All the chips went in on the turn, with his opponent's {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} managing to catch the flush on the river.

Oznake: Jarrod Solomon

The Big Stack

A look around the room tells us that Giorgio Medici is currently sitting behind the largest stack in the room. He isn't hard to miss either, with his big personality and loud shirt keeping his table entertained.

Giorgio Medici
Giorgio Medici

Oznake: Giorgio Medici