Hands #63-66: Volpe Makes Number-Three
Hand #63: Paul Volpe made it 40,000 from the small blind and Jason Mercier called from the big blind. Volpe drew one new card while Mercier opted for two. Volpe led for 100,000 and Mercier quickly tossed out a call.
Volpe fanned but was ultimately bested by Mercier's for a better ten low.
Hand #64: Volpe raised to 35,000 from the button and Mercier called from the small blind. Negreanu popped it up to 105,000 from the big blind. Volpe called and Mercier folded. For the draw, Negreanu stood pat and Volpe took one. Negreanu fired 200,000 post-draw and Volpe quickly let go of his hand.
Hand #65: Negreanu made it 45,000 from the small blind and Volpe called from the big blind. Each player took one card. Negreanu checked, Volpe fired 65,000, and Negreanu let it go.
Hand #66: Volpe made it 41,000 from the small blind and Mercier came over the top from the big blind with a three-bet to 117,000. Volpe called.
Volpe picked up one new card at the draw and Mercier rapped the table, signifying that he was pat. Volpe peered at his hand and came out firing for 220,000. Mercier looked down at his hand and let out a sigh. He eventually tossed out a call and Volpe rolled over number three - - for the win.