Level 14: 1,500/3,000 (3,000)
Day 1a is just five players away from ending after Sergei Levin hit the rail in 47th place as follows.
Levin, who recently doubled through Karev Tralla before losing some of his stack soon after, jammed for 41,000 from under the gun. The action quickly folded around to James Mercieca in the small blind.
Mercieca paused for a few moments before he asked for a count. He tanked for another minute before he three-bet jammed for more than 100,000. Mindaugas Kriacuinas folded from the big blind and Levin needed a bit of help to stay alive on Day 1a.
Sergei Levin: 4♣4♥
James Mercieca: 9♥9♣
Levin hit the rail after his fours were unable to catapult past Mercieca’s nines on the 2♣K♠9♠Q♥7♠ runout. Meanwhile, Mercieca added to his stack after winning the pot with a set of nines.
James Mercieca – 165,000
Sergei Levin – 0