Action folded around to Greg Merson on the button and he raised to 125,000, which Russell Thomas three-bet to 310,000 from the small blind. The big blind got out of the way, Merson four-bet 555,000, Thomas moved all in for 2.1 million, and Merson made the call.
Merson was ahead with big slick, but the hit Thomas by pairing his eight. What's more, the gave Thomas a flush draw and took away some of Merson's outs. The ended up blanking on the river, and Thomas scored the come-from-behind double.