Somerville, Smith, Marchese and Mercier Run It Up To Over A Million

Bellagio $100K turbo tournament awards four million dollar prizes.

Yesterday, the Bellagio decided to jack up the massive buy-in of their monthly high-roller tournament to a whopping $100K buy-in. The idea of being able to take home over $1M in less than 24 hours was obviously an appealing one as 87 runners hopped into the turbo event.

According to Card Player, when play wrapped up at nearly 16 hours later a 4-way deal was struck as Ultimate Poker Pro Jason Somerville, boat owner Jason Mercier, former Ultimate Poker Pro Tom Marchese and crowned winner, King Dan Smith chopped up the loot that added over a milly to each of their bankrolls.

Here’s the numbers on the 4-way chop:

Dan Smith – $2,044,766
Jason Mercier- $1,622,181
Thomas Marchese – $1,465,451
Jason Somerville – $1,327,352

Of course, these weren’t the only guys happy on this night at the high-speed, high-stakes turbo tournament paid 11 places including Doug “WCGRider” Polk, “Doc” Sands and even Gabe “Mr. Kotter” Kaplan

For all the payouts, check out this released Google Doc.

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