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

Smith Over Merson

• Level 6: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Dan Smith and Greg Merson took a flop of {5-Spades}{6-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and Smith came out firing with a bet of 100,000. Merson cut out a raise to 240,000 and Smith flatted to see a turn.

The dealer produced the {5-Hearts} on the turn, pairing the board. Smith checked to the raiser and Merson elected to check the action back. Fifth street brought the {J-Diamonds} to the felt and Smith checked for a second time. Merson quickly rapped the table back and Smith threw {J-Spades}{J-Clubs} on the table for jacks full of fives.

"Wow," remarked Scott Seiver from the other end of the table.

Merson's cards were pulled into the muck and and Smith was pushed the pot. He's now sitting around 1.505 million while Merson has dropped to 3.215 million.

Chip Counts
Greg Merson us 3,215,000 -555,000
Dan Smith us 1,505,000 315,000

Tags: Dan SmithGreg Merson