Two tables had finished action, but the other two tables were still in play. On one of them, action had folded to Anton Astapau in the small blind, and he moved all in against Keven Stammen's big blind. Stammen, who had just 37,000 in chips behind, tanked long and hard.
"Will you show me if I fold?" Stammen asked Astapau at one point during his tank. "Actually, don't show me. I don't want to see."
While Stammen was tanking, Greg Merson and Georgios Zisimopoulos got all in on the other table still in action. Merson and Zisimopoulos were instructed to not turn over their hands until the hand between Astapau and Stammen played out to see if Stammen called or not. Eventually, Stammen folded.
Zisimopoulos then showed the , and he was all in for 52,000. Merson had one over card with the .
It was that one over card that came into play when the flop fell to put him in front with a pair of kings. The turn was the , and the river was the . With that, Merson won the pot and Zisimopoulos was eliminated on the bubble.