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Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Straight Over Straight Allows Merson to Double Big

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Greg Merson

Greg Merson raised to 400,000 from middle position only to have Wilfried Harig three-bet to 960,000 from the button. The blinds both got out of the way and Merson made the call.

Both players proceeded to check the {8-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} flop, bringing about the {J-Spades} turn. Merson led out for 1.05 million, Harig called, and the {5-Hearts} peeled off on the river. Merson took a moment before announcing that he was all in for 8.385 million, and Harig snap-called.

Merson slapped down {Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for the nuts, and his cheering section erupted; meanwhile, a shell-shocked Harig revealed {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts} for the inferior nine-high straight.

Chip Counts
Greg Merson us 21,330,000 11,680,000
Wilfried Harig de 2,935,000 -10,845,000

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