Jason Mercier opened to 40,000 from under the gun, and Gus Hansen called in the cutoff seat. The flop fell , and Mercier led for 52,000. Hansen called.
Both players checked on the turn (), and the river (), and Mercier rolled over for a pair of nines.
"I assumed I was good when you checked behind," Mercier announced.
"That's a great assumption," Hansen told him. "Top notch."
"Yeah," Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier added. "Nice read, Jason."