Greg Merson and John Monnette have enjoyed quite a bit of success in 2012. Both won a bracelet this past summer in Vegas, both are in contention in the WSOP Player of the Year race (Merson currently leads), and both are still alive in today's tournament.
In a recent hand, Renaud Blangiardi opened for 1,250 from early position only to have Monnette three-bet to 3,050 from the cutoff. Merson then four-bet all in from the button, Blangiardi folded and Monnette made a hesitant call.
Monnette was unhappy to see that he shared a nine with Merson, and rightfully so as his chances of winning were slim. The flop was dry for Monnette, while the turn left him drawing dead. The meaningless was put out on the river and Merson, who made the final table of the Main Event as is a member of the October Nine, received a double.