Cylus Watson raised to 350,000 under the gun only to have Greg Merson three-bet to 775,000. Watson responded by four-betting to 1.9 million, Merson moved all in for 7.2 million, and after some thought, Watson made the call.
It was a flip for a nearly 14.5-million chip pot. The crowd around the ESPN Main Stage was on its feet as the flop came down , a blank as far as Watson was concerned. The turn was of no consequence, and Merson needed to dodge an ace and king on the river to survive.
That's exactly what he did as the peeled off; meanwhile, Watson was left with under a million.