WSOP 3-Bet: Mercier’s Million, Updates On Demand, Gold’s Return
June 04, 2012
PokerListings will let our Twitter followers tell us who to cover in the $10k Heads-Up.
More commitments for the $1 million Big One and the return of the legendary 2006 world champion of poker headlined Day 9 of the 2012 WSOP.
In today’s WSOP 3-Bet we present two-time WSOP bracelet winner Jason Mercier signing on for the Big One, another unique twist on live coverage from PokerListings.com and news of Jamie Gold’s arrival at the World Series.
Jason Mercier Commits to $1M WSOP Big One
The list of players who have committed to playing the $1 million Big One for One drop just got one name longer.
Jason Mercier announced this evening that he would join the 30-something players that have already signed on for the biggest buy-in tournament in poker history.
Just put down my deposit to play ONE DROP!1 mill buyin ... #Nobigdeal Got one month to sell action I guess. Get at me 1.1 so 11,000 for 1%
So, for 10 percent more than the buy-in to the Main Event you can get one single percentage of Jason Mercier’s buy-in to the Big One.
It might sound ridiculous on the surface but if this event hits the 48-player cap, and Mercier was to win, that one percent would be worth roughly $180,000.
And if the rumors are true, we might hear another announcement Tuesday evening from Jean-Robert Bellande. JRB announced via Twitter that he’d be making an announcement Tuesday evening. And no, the redundancy of announcing an announcement is not lost on us.
Tell us who to cover in the $10k Heads-Up via Twitter on June 5.
PokerListings Ships ‘On Demand’ Coverage of $10k Heads-Up
The first $10,000 Championship event of this year’s WSOP begins Tuesday and PokerListings.com is continuing our unique new take on live coverage with a format we call “On Demand”.
When the bracket is set tomorrow at noon we’ll post the matchups on PokerListings.com and our readers will have the opportunity to vote via Twitter to decide which match we’ll cover from start to finish.
Traditionally the big buy-in heads-up events at the WSOP draw extremely pro-heavy crowds so there will be no shortage of big matches to choose from.
We’re expecting Phil Ivey to play, and if our market research is any indication that’s probably the match that will get voted in.
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