Jason Mercier is approaching one million chips, while Tobias Reinkemeier is nursing a microstack in this final heat of this group.
The players chip stacks are as below. The +/- figure in brackets is their profit/loss since the end of the last level and the big blind figure is how many they have for the current level. Blinds are now 12,000/24,000/4,000a.
Jason Mericer – 990,000 (+94,000) – 41.25 big blinds
Tony G – 650,000 (+245,000) – 27 big blinds
Phil Laak – 648,000 (+115,000) – 27 big blinds
Tobias Reinkemeier – 86,000 (-480,000) –7 big blinds
Good level for
Tony G – A great level for Tony G who doubled through Jason Mercier to put himself back into contention.
Bad level for
Tobias Reinkemeier – For once the German finds himself as the shortest stack at the table. When the new level starts he will have only seven big blinds!
Hand of the level
Jason Mercier min-raised from the button with , Tony G, who had been moving in a lot, did it again with , his all-in bet was 248,000 in total and when it came back to Mercier he did the maths and eventually called. The board kept Tony G alive and he doubled to 526,000, whilst Mercier dipped to 529,000.
View from the booth
“Do they still deal cards to Phil but just fold them?” – Jennifer Tilly asking about what happens to Phil Laak’s cards now that he is on a one round penalty.
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