Mercier: / /
Nguyen: / /
Jason Mercier completed and Men Nguyen raised. Mercier made the call and called Nguyen’s bet on fourth. Nguyen check-called Mercier’s bet on fifth and checked again on sixth. Mercier bet and Nguyen check-raised him all in. Mercier made the call for his tournament life and was behind with a pair of tens against the jacks of Nguyen. Mercier turned his last card over first and it was the which was no help to him as he was eliminated. The defending champ Nguyen was off to a good start to the day.