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Event #5: €10,400 No-Limit Hold'em (Split Format)

Sit Down; Heads Up

Jason Mercier has his eyes on another bracelet

Welcome back to Cannes for the start of a small but exciting day of action here inside the Hotel Barrière. There are only two events on the docket today, and a total of 52 players in the building. Sixteen of those are here for the Event #5 restart, and they have all made the money in the first-ever WSOP Mixed-Max event.

Today begins the heads-up portion of this event, and Tables 1-4 are set up with a pair of heads-up matches apiece. The remaining field is absolutely stacked with talent, and bracelet winners (and household names) Erik Seidel, Jason Mercier, Michael Mizrachi are looking to add to their WSOP trophy case.

We'll play the Rounds of 16 and 8 today, finishing up with just four players left by the time it's all said and done for the day. The first flight kicks off at 3:00 P.M., in just about a half hour, and the quarterfinal round is tentatively scheduled for 8:00. We're still waiting for the table draw, and we understand it will be randomized sometime just before play. We'll bring you the fight card as soon as we know the lineup.

Don't wander off. It's heads-up day, and it's going to be a good one.