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

Aguiar Tanks

• Nivå 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

"I really, really have to pee," Jason Mercier said a few minutes ago.

Jon Aguiar turned to Mercier and joked, "You might not want to say that. I might need to raise on the last hand and then tank for, like, six minutes." The two shared a laugh, but that exact scene just happened to play out. On the last hand.

As the last few minutes of the level ticked off, Aguiar opened to 8,000 from middle position, and Mercier asked to see his stack. Then he three-bet shoved. Both men had a bit over 125,000, but Mercier did have the covering stack by a small margin, and his move sent Aguiar deep into the tank. It had to be about six or seven minutes for Aguiar, and if he was just acting, he was doing a damn good job. He truly looked pained by the decision, but he eventually surrendered about three minutes into the break, folding with a frustrated flick.

It's break time.