Jason Mercier Clinches Sixth Bracelet in WSOP Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

With the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in full swing, history has been written in Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw. A familiar face, Jason Mercier, took center stage as he returned to overcome his rival, Mike Watson, in a nail-biting heads-up finale. This win added a sixth gold bracelet to his collection, with a cash prize of a staggering $151,276.

Rewinding back to the 2016 WSOP $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Championship, Mercier and Watson’s riveting showdown remains etched in the minds of poker enthusiasts. Proving to be a déjà vu, Mercier once again bested Watson to further adorn his WSOP trophy shelf.

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A pot of $731,580 was up for grabs as the event attracted 548 participants. While Mercier pocketed the majority of this sizable prize pool, Watson wasn’t left empty-handed, taking home $93,495 for his second-place finish.

On the final day, the tenacity of poker veteran Erik Seidel was hard to ignore. Seidel, eyeing his tenth WSOP bracelet and his second in no-limit 2-7, left a string of defeated players in his wake. Despite gaining early momentum by doubling through Jon Turner, Seidel was the first to bow out, toppled by Watson’s strong play.

Turner, grappling with a dwindling stack, was the next to exit. His unfortunate demise came at the hands of Brad Ruben, who held a pat ninety-eight. Despite Turner’s valiant effort, he couldn’t draw a winning hand against Ruben’s strong play, finishing the day in fourth place.

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Much like Mercier, Ruben was on the prowl for his sixth bracelet. Coming into Day 4 as the chip leader, he was the one to watch. However, his fortune took a nosedive after an incredibly close hand, leading to Watson doubling up. In a twist of fate, he found himself at the bottom, and soon after, Mercier sent him packing.

Mercier and Watson‘s heads-up play was a high-stakes face-off that lasted ninety minutes. Eventually, Mercier pulled ahead with a ten-seven that overcame Watson’s jack-seven. This winning streak continued when Mercier expertly trapped Watson with a jack-nine, and cashed in on Watson’s bet on a pair of queens.

With Watson backed into a corner due to Mercier’s relentless offensive, he had no option but to call when Mercier raised the stakes. Watson’s ten-eight draw offered a glimmer of hope against Mercier’s similar hand. However, luck favored Mercier, who drew a winning five, claiming the title and proving once again why he is one of the best in the game.

Final Table Results

Result Player Country Prize
1 Jason Mercier United States $151,276
2 Mike Watson Canada $93,495
3 Brad Ruben United States $63,505
4 Jon Turner United States $44,002
5 Erik Seidel United States $31,114
6 Richard Ashby United Kingdom $22,461
7 Jonathan Glendinning United States $16,562

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