Action folded to Philipp Gruissem on the button, and he raised to 5,000. From the big blind, two-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Jason Mercier called and the two were off to a flop.
The flop came down , and Mercier checked. Gruissem checked behind, and the dealer added the to the board on fourth street. With the board now paired, Mercier fired 4,300, and Gruissem called.
The river was the , and both players checked to get to a showdown. Mercier turned up his hand first to reveal the . His two pair, queens and jacks, was enough to beat Gruissem as he mucked without showing.