Without a 5 p.m. tournament to double dip in, Jason Mercier has been forced to grind Event 8 all day. He's been very quiet, and his stack is stuck at 4,000 chips, but he's persistent. There's no quit.
At a neighboring table, friend Allen Bari, who appeared on today's PokerNews Podcast, has also been quiet. Bari is also below average with 15,000 chips.