Jason Mercier had a great start to his day, but we just saw his demise in three consecutive hands. The hand that did most the damage occured in a heads up pot with Andrew Brongo. Brongo made it two bets preflop, and Mercier three bet in the cut off. It folded back to Brongo, and he put in a fourth bet. Mercier called, and they went heads up to the flop.
The board ran out all low cards, coming , and Mercier called a bet from Brongo on every street. At showdown, Brongo showed , and Mercier mucked, dropping him to just 1,200 in chips.
That 1,200 went in on the next hand, and he got calls from both the blinds. They checked down a board that showed , and Mercier showed , which was good enough to secure the pot.
On the last hand, Mercier came in for a raise, and only the big blind called. The flop came , and the big blind checked to Mercier, who fired out a bet. He was check raised, and Mercier committed the rest of his chips.
Mercier would need a jack to win the pot, and he didn't get it on the turn, but the did give him some more outs. The on the river was not one of them, and he hit the rail just before the end of level 10.