€25,750 High Roller

Mercier Catches Lebedev's Bluff

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Joining the action on the {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} river, Jason Mercier bet 1,300 out of the big blind and then faced a raise to 7,500 by Sergey Lebedev from one seat over. The PokerStars Pro pondered about his decision, then called, and Lebedev sheepishly turned over {10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for a bluff gone wrong.

Mercier scooped the pot with {K-Spades}{9-Spades}, but still sits below starting stack.

Just a few meters away from that, Igor Yaroshevsky tried to get Niall Farrell out of a hand by betting the {Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} turn for 3,800. Farrell however called and they checked through the {K-Diamonds} river. Farrell was in the big blind and showed {A-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for top pair, Yaroshevsky pushed his cards into the muck.

Niall Farrell gb 220,000 10,000
Sergey Lebedev ru 71,000 21,000
Jason Mercier us 45,500 -4,500

Tags: Igor YaroshevskyJason MercierNiall FarrellSergey Lebedev