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2011 World Series of Poker

Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha / Six Handed

Going Nowhere Fast

• Nivel 28

Hans Winzeler limped on the button, Jason Mercier checked his option in the big blind, and it was heads up to the {10-Clubs}{2-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop. Mercier bet 70,000, Winzeler called, and the {2-Hearts} was put out on the turn. Both players checked, the {2-Clubs} hit the river, Winzeler bet, and Mercier folded.

That certainly wasn't anything exciting, but you could simply copy and paste that hand to get a good idea of what's been happening as of late.

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Mercier Strikes Back

Jason Mercier has now wrestled back the chip lead from Hans Winzeler to increase his stack to more than 4.2 million in chips.

After a couple of raise-button-folds passed, Winzeler raised to 120,000 from the button and Mercier called before both players checked the flop of {9-Spades}{J-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. Mercier check-called Winzeler's bet of 100,000 on the turn of the {Q-Diamonds}, but elected to check-fold after Winzeler bet 250,000 on the river of the {9-Hearts}.

In the very next hand, Mercier min-raised to 120,000 from the button and Winzeler called before check-calling Winzeler's bet of 110,000 after the flop of {6-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}, then did the same after Winzeler bet 320,000 on the turn of the {3-Clubs} before both players checked down the river of the {6-Spades}.

Mercier showed {7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for trip sixes and Winzeler dropped his hand into the muck.

Jason Mercier 4,240,000 440,000
Hans Winzeler 3,360,000 -440,000

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Back & Forth

• Nivel 28

The grinding has begun. How excitement!

Earlier, Hans Winzeler limped in from the button and Jason Mercier called before both players checked the flop of {3-Spades}{6-Spades}{K-Hearts}. However, Mercier check-folded after Winzeler led out for 100,000 on the turn of the {J-Hearts}.

Then in the very next hand, Mercier raised from the button to 120,000 and Winzeler called before check-calling Mercier's bet of 95,000 after the flop of {5-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}, only to check-fold after Mercier bet 285,000 on the turn of the {7-Clubs}.

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Peacefully Grind

• Nivel 28

There haven't been any notable hands as of late. We'll give you an example of the types of hands we've been seeing. In one of the more recent lackluster hands, Hans Winzeler raised to 120,000 on the button, Jason Mercier called, and the flop fell {K-Spades}{9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}.

Both players checked as the dealer turned the {4-Clubs}. Winzeler bet, Mercier checked, and that was the end of that.

"Peacefully grind," Allen Bari has repeatedly shouted from the rail to his friend Mercier. Peacefully grinding, indeed.

Winzeler Grinding Back

Jason Mercier in action heads-up
Jason Mercier in action heads-up

Hans Winzeler is not giving up without a fight, as he's now moved back to over 3.2 million against Jason Mercier, who's down to 4.3 million.

Earlier Winzeler raised to 120,000 before the flop, only to see Mercier re-raise to 360,000 from the big blind. Winzeler called, then Mercier fired out 420,000 on the flop of {5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. Winzeler called, but quickly folded after Mercier opened for 710,000 after the dealer produced the {2-Spades} on the turn.

Three hands passed before Jason Mercier came in with a raise from the button and Winzeler called before check-calling Mercier's bet of 95,000 on the flop of {9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}. Winzeler did the same after Mercier's bet of 235,000 on the turn of the {5-Spades}, but re-potted all-in after Mercier opened for 385,000 on the river of the {5-Clubs}.

Mercier wasn't particularly happy with that prospect. "You really have ace-queen here? I don't think so ..." he mumbled to himself. Even so, Mercier elected to fold, and Winzeler flashed {Q-}{J-} before raking in the chips.

Jason Mercier 4,315,000 -335,000
Hans Winzeler 3,285,000 335,000

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One for Winzeler

Jason Mercier raised to 120,000 from the button and Hans Winzeler made the call from the big blind. Winzeler proceeded to check-call a bet of 95,000 on the {8-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop, the {3-Clubs} hit the turn, and both players checked.

Winzeler felt inspired to fire out 300,000 when the {K-Hearts} appeared on the river, which Mercier call. Winzeler turned over {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{10-Spades}{4-Clubs} for the nut flush, which was good enough to be the winning hand.

Jason Mercier 4,650,000 -650,000
Hans Winzeler 2,950,000 650,000

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You Winzeler Some, You Lose Some

Jason Mercier has now extended his chip lead, moving up to 5.3 million as the heads-up battle continues here in the ESPN Main Stage.

Earlier, Mercier raised to 120,000 from the button before the flop; Hans Winzeler re-raised to 360,000 and Mercier called before both players checked the flop of {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{9-Hearts} as well as the turn of the {6-Diamonds} before Winzeler checked again on the river {3-Hearts}, only to fold after Mercier bet out 435,000.

In the next hand, Winzeler raised to 125,000 and Mercier called before check-folding after Winzeler quickly bet out after the flop of {K-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{K-Clubs}.

Two hands later, Winzeler raised to 120,000 from the button and again Mercier called to see the flop of {5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. Mercier checked and Winzeler bet 150,000, but Mercier check-raised to 385,000. Winzeler called and then both players checked down the turn of the {K-Clubs} and the river {J-Clubs}.

Mercier showed down {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Spades} for two pair and Winzeler mucked his hand. Winzeler is now down to 2.3 million

Jason Mercier 5,300,000 800,000
Hans Winzeler 2,300,000 -750,000

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Mercier Takes the Lead

Hans Winzeler limped from the button and Jason Mercier checked his option from the big blind. Both players proceeded to check the {7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} flop, leading to the {2-Diamonds} turn. Mercier checked, Winzeler bet 125,000, Mercier check-raised to 390,000, and Winzeler made the call.

When the {K-Clubs} hit the river, Mercier fired out 590,000 and Winzeler made the call. The latter could only muck when Mercier rolled over {8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Spades} for the nuts.

Jason Mercier 4,500,000 1,010,000
Hans Winzeler 3,050,000 -1,075,000

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