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Event #12: $100,000 Challenge

Holz Busts After Flopping Flush; Promptly Reenters

Chad_Holloway • Level 9: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Holz busts on feature table.

Brian Rast raised to 9,000 under the gun holding the {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and Fedor Holz called from the button with the {q-Spades}{10-Spades}. Jason Mercier then three-bet to 24,500 from the big blind with the {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}, both his opponents called, and an action flop came down in the {2-Spades}{8-Spades}{j-Spades}.

Mercier bet 23,000, Rast called with top pair, and Holz tanked, even using one of his time extensions, before moving all in for 48,500. Mercier then shoved all in over the top for 97,000, and Rast hit the tank. Rast used both of his time bank chips — which won't refresh today — before making the call.

Holz was ahead in the main pot, while Mercier led the side. The {9-Clubs} turn was of no consequence, but the {K-Spades} river was as Mercier spiked a bigger flush to scoop both pots.

Holz was eliminated on the hand but opted to reenter straight away.

Player Chips Progress
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 320,000 176,500
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 292,000 -86,500
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
de 100,000 100,000

Tags: Fedor HolzJason MercierBrian Rast