At almost the same time, Jason Mercier and Dan Smith have been eliminated. Mercier three-bet all in after an open-raise by Byron Kaverman and was at risk for his last 158,000. Kaverman, who had fallen to as low as 35,000 previously, called and it was a flip.
The PokerStars Team Pro was ahead preflop, but Kaverman took the lead on the flop. The turn and river changed nothing whatsoever and that sent Mercier out of the tournament just shy of the last three tables.
Smith open-shoved for his last 105,000 with the and David Peters reshoved out of the small blind with . The board didn't run out without a sweat, coming , but ultimately the better hand before the flop held up.