Jake Balsiger had the button on the beginning of this hand. Robert Salaburu raised to 825,000 from early position, and Greg Merson called from the big blind.
On the flop, Merson checked. Salaburu checked behind to see the pair the board on the turn. Merson bet 1.3 million, and Salaburu put out an amount around two million and was forced to raise to 2.6 million. Merson called.
The river card was the , and Merson led for 3.5 million. Salaburu folded, and Merson won the pot to a standing ovation from his cheering section.