Action folded over to Olivier Busquet on the button, and he raised to 2,500. In the big blind, the defending champion, Greg Merson, called and took a flop of out of position against Busquet. On the flop, Merson led with a bet of 3,500, and Busquet called.
The dealer produced the on the turn, and Merson led with a second bet into Busquet, the preflop aggressor. This time, he fired 8,200. Busquet decided to give it up, and Merson won the pot to chip back up to 263,000. Busquet slipped to 89,000.