After a late position player raised to 2,800, Greg Merson called from the big blind. The flop came , and Merson check-called a bet of 4,700. The dealer turned the , and both players checked. The completed the board on the river, and Merson led out for 13,000. His opponent folded, and the defending Main Event champion pulled in the pot. He now sits with 286,000 in chips. Merson has been near the 300,000 chip mark for much of the past two levels.
Defending Champ Hovering Near 300,000