Mihai Niste raised to 16,000 under the gun and it folded to Jason Mercier who eyed Nista's stack before he three-bet to 47,000.
It folded back to Niste who four-bet all in for 179,000 and Mercier called.
The flop came , with no help for Mercier. The on the turn meant that Mercier would have to hit an ace or a king on the river to eliminate Niste.
The river was the and Niste was eliminated by one of the reigning EPT champions still in the Main Event field.