Canadian pro Sam Chartier was short for quite some time, but eventually he could not hold on. Last year he finished in eight place in this event but didn't get the back-to-back cash.
Roger Hairabedian raised under the gun to 4,000 after which the action was folded to Chartier who moved all in from the button for 9,000 chips. Jason Mercier called from the big blind and Hairabedian called as well.
The flop came down and Mercier bet pot, 29,000, right away. Hairabedian tanked for quite some time, but eventually he let it go.
The turn sealed it when the hit, and the river was the . We are now in the money, and on a 75-minute dinner break.