Paul: So as a player, when you're broadcasting on a hand like that, are you putting yourself in that position and reading the hand as you go? Jason: Yeah, I mean, in that spot particularly, because we only can see one player's hand. You know, we can kind of sit in the spot of Byron and say, "What would we do with kings in this spot Oncasinogames?"
And I was talking through it. And I was like, you know, Jason is pretty solid. Like, he's capable of making moves. But would he make a move like this where he makes this big check raise and then shoves on the river for his whole life? It turns out the answer is yes. But I would have folded kings too.
So, I mean, it's one of those spots where all I can kind of do is explain what I think I would to kind of be going through my mind in this spot. And great move by Jason Mercier. That bluff propelled him to make a final table run. And he is at our final six.
Paul: Actually, now that you mentioned the final six, right, walk us through who's on this table and how you think it'll play out. Jason: Right. So we paid six players, 41 total entrants, Jason Koon, the unfortunate bubble boy at the end of the night. So we have Jason Mercier, Sam Greenwood, Fedor Holz, Connor Drinan, Ben Tollerene, and Fabian Quoss, six absolutely top-tier superstar players. I mean, all have an amazing record in tournament poker.
We're gonna have an absolute brawl this Saturday for that final table. I can't wait for that. I mean, come on, first place is gonna win $1.4 million.
And funnily enough, Fedor, who's in for three bullets, if he busts in the sixth is actually gonna lose money still in the tournament, because he's only guaranteed $280,000. Paul: That's pretty incredible actually. Now, when you look at the talent, who's got the chips? Jason: Well, first place right now is Ben Tollerene. Not a super well-known player if you watch live poker. But he is one of the all-time money earners for online poker, known as Ben86 on Pokerstars.
You know, he has been an absolute crusher in no limit hold'em and in pot-limit Omaha for the last few years. So it's great to see him make a tournament debut here. You know, not debut, he doesn't play tournaments all that often. But his first, you know, major final table, I believe, and he has almost over a third of the chips in play [inaudible 00:04:12] here. So Fedor, the short stack, but everybody else kind of in the middle. So we're gonna see, you know, how they're gonna strategize around Ben with all of those chips.
Paul: And just one more last question, I mean, when it comes to skill set like this and you've got six such good players, do the chips mean as much? Jason: Well, you know, it depends on kind of like, you know, where the players are seated. You know, I mean, Ben, with his absolute castle is the only player who's well ahead of the rest of the pack. So we're gonna have to kind of see how Fabian, Sam, Jason, and Connor are gonna kind of interact. Connor, the second place stack with about a million chips, he was our short stack for a long time in the bubble, ended up making a couple of big moves with aces and busted Jason Koon actually, also doubled through Fedor with aces.
And so he ended up in second at this final table. It's gonna be awesome. Paul: Well thanks, Jason. I appreciate all the highlights that you give me every day and to all those who are watching. We appreciate your coverage.
Jason: Hope to see you guys over at runitup.tv for more action here from the Aussie Millions. It's gonna be absolutely awesome.