Jesse Sylvia had the button to start this hand. He made the call, and Jake Balsiger folded from the small blind. Greg Merson checked his option in the big blind, and the flop came down . Merson checked, and Sylvia 1.9 million. Merson called.
The turn was the , and Merson checked. Sylvia checked behind to see the board pair with the on the river. Merson bet 3.4 million, and Sylvia tank-raised to 11.2 million. Merson's face had a small smile on it as he went into the tank. After a couple minutes, he folded, and Sylvia won the pot.