A short-stacked David Chiu raised from the cutoff and Jason Mercier obliged with a reraise from the big blind. Chiu had less than 300,000 and committed his entire stack to the pot.
This was one of those hands that was going to be determined by the flop, which ended up coming down . Both players had hit two pair, but Mercier's was better. Add to the equation that Mercier held the nut-flush draw, and Chiu was in a pretty bad spot.
As the crowd took to its feet, the blanked on the turn. Chiu's life came down to the river, though by that point he'd already begun to collect his things. The dealer burned once again and put out the . Mercier improved to a flush to send Chiu to the rail in fourth place ($156,628).