Antonio Esfandiari was all in with against Marc-Andre Ladouceur's . Esfandiari failed to improve and was eliminated from Event #1.
Upon seeing Esfandiari exit and Ladouceur stacking up his chips, Greg Merson came over and thanked Ladouceur for busting Esfandiari. Ladouceur wondered why and Merson explained to him that he's also in the hunt with Merson for World Series of Poker Player of the Year. Esfandiari currently sites third with 513.10 points.
Clearly, Merson is in it to win it.