APPT Sydney: Mercier’s misery

By Sean Callander

Team PokerStars Pro Isabelle ëNo Mercyí Mercier has been a great supporter of the APPT after journeying to Seoul and Macau.

Unfortunately, her APPT Grand Final experience was all too brief as she bowed out late on level three to Brooks Bingman.

Isabelle Mercier

Team PokerStars Pro Isabelle Mercier eliminated

Already short-stacked, Mercier made the move from the button with pocket eights, but found herself well behind Bingman's 10s.

The board came 6h 3d 9d Qd 5h, sending Mercier to the rail less than three hours after the commencement of Day 1C.

In contrast, Team PokerStars Pro Joe Hachem has clawed back some of the ground he lost early in two intriguing hands with Vinh Truong.

From the small blind, Hachem raised to 1200, Truong called and they saw a dangerous flop of Ah Ac 10c. Hachem bet 1600, Truong called and the turn came Jh. It went check-check, and the river was the Kh. Hachem bet 5200 and Truong mucked.

Just minutes later, Truong pushed all-in and Hachem called. Amazingly, both players showed pocket threes and chopped it up.

Play is about to tick into level four, with blinds up to 150/300 with a 25 ante.

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