Steve Merrifield opened to 45,000 and Andy Frankenberger called on the button. The flop fell , and Merrifield led out for 75,000. Frankenberger raised to 164,000, Merrifield called, and the turn brought the .
Merrifield slowed down, check-calling 150,000 from Frankenberger, and the river was the . Both players checked.
Merrifield opened for a pair of eights, but Frankenberger tabled for a pair of jacks and shipped the pot.