- Big Stax XXII 1500 Main Event 12:45 PM
- Level 16 (2500/5000/500)
- Total Entries: 443
- Players Left: 99
Mercado came into play with 181k but had already lost a bit of his stack before getting in an all-in situation with David Zemel.
Mercado opened to 13.5k from the hijack and was 3-bet all-in to 86.5k by David Zemel in the cutoff. Action got back to Mercado and he quickly called for what would be the majority of his remaining stack.
Mercado 10♥10♠ vs Zemel A♦K♦ Pot: ~183k
Zemel flopped the nut-flush and had Mercado drawing to runner-runner to escape. The turn gave Mercado a set and improved him from zero to ten outs. The river paired the board giving Mercado a boat and the standard flip turned into a gut-wrenching run-out for Zemel. Mercado is up to ~210k after the hand and back on the right track here on Day 2.