Event 18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz

Friends Doing Battle

• Taso 3: 150-300, 25 ante
Allen Bari

It's no big secret that Jason Mercier and Allen Bari are good friends. It's also no big secret that Bari is in Mercier's stable, but in this tournament the two are going to have to butt heads as they're seated at the same table right now. Bari is in Seat 3 and Mercier in Seat 8 at a table that also contains Richard Ashby (Seat 4) and Matt Hawrilenko (Seat 6).

On this hand, Hawrilenko had to bring-in with a {J-} showing. Mercier made the call with a {3-} up and then action folded to Bari with a {2-} up. He completed and Hawrilenko folded. Mercier called.

Bari: {x-}{x-} / {2-}{9-}{4-}{Q-} / {x-}
Mercier: {x-}{x-} / {3-}{A-}{4-}{Q-} / {x-}

Mercier picked up the better low hand on fourth street and led the betting. He also led on fifth and sixth with Bari calling all the way to seventh street. On seventh, Mercier bet again. Bari held some chips in his hand, ruffled them and snapped them together a few times while thinking. He eventually folded and Mercier won the pot.

Tagit: Allen BariJason MercierMatt HawrilenkoRichard Ashby