Mercier Rules WSOP Day 23

Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

There was plenty of action on Day 23 of the 2011 WSOP but all the talk was about Jason Mercier winning his second bracelet.

Since breaking onto the poker scene in 2008, Jason Mercier has won so many tournaments its getting hard to keep track and the recent win certainly didn’t make things any easier.

Mercier almost seemed unstoppable as he marched his way to victory in yet another PLO event.

In other news the $10k H.O.R.S.E. had plenty of attention with pros Michael Binger, Fabrice Soulier and Tom Dwan booking an appearance in Day 2.

Here’s a look at the rest of the action Day 23 of the 2011 WSOP:

Event 35 $5,000 PLO Day 3

The final day of Event 35 began with 15 players, including big name pros David “Devilfish” Ulliot, Chris Moorman, Jared Bleznick, Jason Mercier, David Chiu and Michael “Timex” McDonald all jostling for a bracelet.

In the end only Jason Mercier would be left standing. Mercier is one of the most high profile winners we’ve had this summer and he took down $619k and his second WSOP bracelet for his efforts.

Event 36 $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Day 2

The second day of Event 36 saw 291 players return with the seemingly impossible task of setting a final table. 

In the end, it was an impossible task and 39 players survived to see the light of Day 3.

Among the players returning for action tomorrow are Eddy Sabat, Dwyte Pilgrim, Tom Marchese, Nam Le and Tim Phan.

Action resumes at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Event 37 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship Day 2

The second day of the $10k began with 173 players and got all the way down to 23 players before play was finally called for the night.

Day 3 is shaping up to be exceptional with Michael Binger, Fabrice Soulier, Shawn Buchanan, John Monnette, Erik Sagstrom and Tom Dwan all looking to snag a bracelet tomorrow.

The action kicks off at 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Event 38 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Day 1

Players can’t seem to get enough of the $1,500 NLHE events and Event 38 once again proved that.

A total of 2,192 players paid the $1,500 to get in the tournament and take a shot at a bracelet.

These events play fast, however, and by the completion of play only 320 players were still standing.

Brit Jon Spinks is top of the leaderboard while Jonathan Duhamel, Melanie Weisner, Bernard Lee and Justin Smith will all get a taste of Day 2.

Players will reconvene at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow to set about busting the money bubble.

Event 39 $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha

The slightly more unusual $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha event drew 606 players who couldn’t decide if they wanted to play a Hold’em or Omaha event.

By the end of play only 130 players still had chips in front of them.

David Williams rose to the top of the chip counts while Adam Junglen, Humberto Brenes and Scott Clements will all have a chance to make some noise tomorrow. 

Action resumes at 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Upcoming Events

Event 39 $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max begins tomorrow at 12 p.m.

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