Greg Merson raised to 400,000 from middle position only to have Wilfried Harig three-bet to 960,000 from the button. The blinds both got out of the way and Merson made the call.
Both players proceeded to check the flop, bringing about the turn. Merson led out for 1.05 million, Harig called, and the peeled off on the river. Merson took a moment before announcing that he was all in for 8.385 million, and Harig snap-called.
Merson slapped down for the nuts, and his cheering section erupted; meanwhile, a shell-shocked Harig revealed for the inferior nine-high straight.