From under the gun, last year's PCA Main Event champion Galen Hall raised to 12,000. Play then folded around to the blinds where two Team PokerStars Pros got involved; Viktor Blom from the small blind and Jason Mercier from the big blind. Blom reraised to 33,000 and then Mercier four-bet to 66,000. At this point, Hall ducked out of the way. Blom made the call.
The flop came down and Blom checked. Mercier bet 36,000 and Blom called.
After the paired the board on the turn and both players checked, the landed on the river. Blom fired a hefty bet of 184,000 and Mercier tanked. He tanked for about a minute and then folded his hand, allowing Blom to win the pot.