Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

The 2012 Main Event Champ Ousted from the Feature Table

Chad_Holloway • Level 6: 250-500, 50 ante
Greg Merson

The ESPN Mothership began the day with two former WSOP Main Event champs at the table in Chris Moneymaker (2003) and Greg Merson (2012). The former started with a healthy enough stack, but the latter was short headed into Level 6. Unfortunately for Merson, he was unable to spin it up.

We missed the elimination hand, but Moneymaker was kind enough to fill us in on the details. According to him, the player on the button opened for 1,300 and then called when Merson shoved his short stack from the blinds.

"What's your name?" Moneymaker asked the player who was on the button, pausing his account.

"Justin Scott," was the reply.

Moneymaker then explained that Merson had moved all in with the {a-Spades}{9-Spades} only to run into the {a-}{q-} of Scott. The flop contained two spades, but somehow Merson missed.

"That's the only world champion you're knocking out today Justin Scott," Moneymaker joked, much to the amusement of the players at the feature table.

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