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Video Discussion - Mercier's Big Bluff

    • DanielUK
      Joined: 08.11.2010 Posts: 91
      Jason Mercier is well known for his tournament prowess and aggressive play. With a WSOP bracelet, an EPT title and a list of achievements and stats that set him apart from the rest, it's plays like the one in this week's video that got him where he is today.

      It's the WSOPE Main Event 2009 and Jason Mercier gets tangled in a big pot with amateur Saar Wilf. In a spot where a lot of players might assume they have little fold equity to bluff all-in, Mercier does just that and takes down a sizeable pot.

      It feels like Mercier is almost never bluffing in this spot given the line and stack sizes so the read and the play appear spot on.

      What do you think of Mercier's play? What do you think of Wilf's flat-call pre and then turning his hand into a bluff on a dangerous board?

      Discuss the hand right here.

  • 2 replies
    • Hahaownedlolz
      Joined: 24.04.2009 Posts: 1,755
      1/3 potsize c-bet on a board that misses so many hands.. lol? Obviously if those actualy work then it's good. Standard turn barrel by mercier.

      Mercier probably just had a good read on him. Maybe he doesn't reraise strong made hands? The flop misses so much of his range it is really hard to call that all in with anything but a Qx hand. So i think it's probably not such an amazing bluff as it now looks like. But more just the right play with the right read.
    • LemOn36
      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 1,949
      Don't include the results Daniel when you want advice it biases responses :P