Greg Merson opened to 400,000 from middle position, Michael Esposito called from the cutoff, and Wilfried Harig moved all in for 2.45 million on the button. The action folded back to Merson, who re-raised, and Esposito quickly folded. The hands were opened.
Merson's rail exploded when the flop fell , giving him a pair of kings and a backdoor diamond draw.
"Diamond!" Tony Gregg yelled from the stands. "Diamond!"
The turn was not a diamond, but it was the , giving Merson two pair. His rail erupted, then began screaming "Hold!!!"
Merson did hold as the completed the board. Unbelievably, Merson cracked Harig's aces, eliminating him in 15th place.