Championship Day 1B: Champ in the House

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 75/150/25 ante

A little buzz went through the Pavilion as Florida’s second most successful tournament player took a seat in the series for the first time. Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Jason Mercier entered the tournament midway through the third level and is conveniently sitting where the rail can watch his action.

The Team PokerStars pro has more than $12 million in career tournament earnings, just a few shy of Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, along with eleven WSOP final tables and an EPT Sanremo title.