Galen Kester opened with a raise to 26,000 and Romik Vartzar called from the hijack seat. Action then folded over to Steve Merrifield in the small blind and he reraised all in for 95,000 total. Action folded back to Kester and he tanked for a minute before giving it up. Vartzar thought, then called.
Vartzar held the and Merrifield the .
The flop kept Merrifield in front, as did the on the turn. The on the river, though, gave Vartzar a winning two pair and busted Merrifield in 17th place.