Final table update 4 - £1 Million Showdown

The final table of the £1 Million Showdown event at EPT London is underway. Blinds are 5,000-10,000 with a 1,000 ante. Full details of the payout structure can be found here and you can follow all the action on EPT Live.

10pm: Players take a break
That's the end of the level and there's a 15 minute break in action. Play will resume with the following chip counts:

John Juanda - 598,000
Peter Jetten - 480,000
Jason Mercier - 329,000
Michael Watson - 210,000
Scotty Nguyen - 104,000

9.55pm: Blind on blind
Jason Mercier raises John Juanda's big blind from the small. Juanda's resistance only lasts as far as the ten high flop and Juanda lets it go. The next hand, Scotty Nguyen raises 27,000, gets no customers, and flips pocket aces.

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Jason Mercier

9.44pm: Bet, re-raise, fold
Michael Watson bets 32,000 pre-flop. The action is folded to John Juanda who re-raises to 96,000 and Watson makes a quick exit.

9.37pm: The sharp end
Jetten and Juanda are now neck and neck. Chip counts can be found HERE.

9.36pm: Watson's raise is enough
Michael Watson raises to 32,000, Jason Mercier calls from the small blind, John Juanda does the same form the big. The flop comes 5d-7s-Qh. Mercier and Juanda check before Watson puts together a raise of 64,000 and adds it to the pot. Mercier and Juanda muck.

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PokerStars player Michael Watson

9.31pm: Asking the question
Scotty Nguyen raised from small blind and Jason Mercier then re-raised from big blind putting Nguyen all in, forcing him to fold.

9.28pm: Isaac Haxton talks to the video blog team

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9.22pm: The all-in defence
Juanda makes it 36,000 pre-flop which is called by Jetten for a flop of 3s-Ts-7c. Juanda bets again, 54,000 in total before Jetten raises all-in making it 235,000 for Juanda to call. He’s having none of it though and mucks his hand.

9.16pm: Two powerless kings
Scotty Nguyen bets 42,000 pre-flop. When the action gets to John Juanda he asks how much the raise is and then how much Nguyen has behind. Regardless he folds his hand, much to the disappointment of Nguyen who shows pocket kings to the crowd.

9.09pm: Scotty pushes in, Jetten does the same
Scotty Nguyen moves all-in, “Seventy-five, baby!” Jetten double checks the 75 and announces himself all-in. Nguyen shows Kd-Qc whilst Jetten tables pocket fives. The board brings little on the flop to cause a stir but the king on the turn proves good for Nguyen who doubles up.

9.03pm: Mercier all-in
Jason Mercier check raises John Juanda all-in on a flop of 9h-3d-Tc. Juanda bets 40,000 after Mercier checks the board but is then asked to find about another 300,000 and lets it go.

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