WSOP 2016 - The summer of Jason Mercier

The Prosecutor

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Sep 13, 2011
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Two bracelets and a runner up in consecutive events for Mercier. With Jason shipping bracelet bets everywhere, a $1.8m payout awaits should he ship a third thanks to Vanessa Selbst.

Currently 30ish with 119 remaining in 6-max PLO (520ish entries), it truly is one of the great runs.
 

Happy Daze

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The Australian Kozlov dominated short handed play in the 10k 6 max nlh for a stunning win (especially given the competition), great score, some of the Wsop stream replay is up on YouTube.
 

Happy Daze

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A few trends noticed: big shoves, which were in vogue about 8 - 10 years ago are now a thing, especially in icm situations. Final hand in the 6 max Kozlov won noticeable for bonomos rip with 29 bb over bttn open (chip leader obv opening wide) with 99, Kozlov also open ripped a few times for 25 bb effective from bttn with hands like qjss.

Defending tiny stacks wide from the blinds is now pretty common, rather than just shoving pre.
 

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Goodo73

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39 remain.

1 United States Cliff Josephy 19,010,000
2 United States Michael Ruane 18,735,000
3 United States Myung Mike Shin 18,185,000
4 United States Jerry Wong 17,935,000
5 United Kingdom Matthew Moss 16,575,000
6 Spain Fernando Pons 16,250,000
7 Australia James Obst 16,165,000
8 United States Valentin Vornicu 15,505,000
9 United States Tom Marchese 14,360,000

The other remaining Aussie (Mitchell Watson) went out in 42nd.
 

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Happy Daze

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Obst = beast. One former teenage prodigy in Vornicu had position on another in Obst today. Didn't slow Obst down though.

Best all round player in this country? I'm pretty sure he was the only professional Australian player who played the 50k horse champs earlier this series. He probably didn't have his A game when hu vs mercier for the 10k horse this series (Ray D, who had defeated Mercier for the 10 k razz, was the expert commentator and was a bit bemused by some of Obst' plays in that event) but he clearly has to be the best player left in the field, especially given his extensive experience against the best players on the globe.
 

Glenno23

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Sep 7, 2005
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Obst went deep in the 50K last year too

Also won a SCOOP this year. Guy is a freak, and an Adelaide fan to boot ;)
 

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