Jason Mercier's Day 2 comeback attempt has come to an end here at the start of the day's second level.
In his last hand, the blinds had just increased to 400/800 and Mercier was down to his last 1,000. He raised all in from the button. David Blatte then called from small blind, although he didn't realize Mercier's bet was for 1,000 and the floor had to be called for some clarification. Blatte's call of the raise stood, and Naoya Kihara came along from the big blind.
Blatte then tossed out four cards for the first draw, earning a chuckle from the table. Both Kihara and Mercier took three, then Blatte bet and Kihara called. Blatte took one, Kihara two, and Mercier two on the next round, and again Blatte bet and Kihara called.
The third round saw Blatte standing pat, Kihara taking two cards, and Mercier one. Both Blatte and Kihara checked. Blatte tabled and Kihara showed a hand with a . Meanwhile Mercier turned over his , then squeezed his final card — a pairing — before departing.