With an early position raise to 3,500 and two calls before him, Greg Merson three-bet to 11,5000 on the button. The early-position raiser folded, the players in middle position and the cutoff called, and the flop came down .
Action checked to Merson and he bet 17,000, which both opponents called. The turn fell and action was once again checked to Merson and he bet 28,500 this time. The player in middle position check-raised to 64,000, forcing a fold from the player in the cutoff. Merson went into the tank about about three minutes, but ultimately folded.