Event #57: The $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop

"Everyone is out for blood!"

• Level 1: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Dan Smith was in early position and raised the action to 23,000. Greg Merson made it 76,000 from the cutoff and action came back around to Smith who called.

The two saw a flop of {4-Spades}{7-Clubs}{9-Clubs} hit the felt and Smith checked. Merson continued out for 57,000 and Smith flat called. The turn was the {10-Hearts} and Smith checked for a second time. Merson knocked the table back, allowing the {K-Hearts} to complete the board. Smith checked and Merson fired 126,000, sending Smith deep into the tank.

About 90 seconds passed before Smith tossed out a call. Merson tabled {A-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for ace-high and a busted club draw. Smith showed the winning hand of {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for a pair of tens. He picked up the pot and now sits around 3.105 million while Merson's stack has dropped to 2.7 million.

"They're firing today, boys," said Antonio Esfandiari at the other end of the table. "They are firing today."

"Everyone is out for blood!" replied Scott Seiver with a smile.

Chip Counts
Dan Smith us 3,105,000 295,000
Greg Merson us 2,700,000 -300,000

Tags: Antonio EsfandiariDan SmithGreg MersonScott Seiver