Jason Mercier: / /
Ray Dehkharghani: / /
Jason Mercier brings it in with a . Ray Dehkharghani completes with an , and Mercier defends.
Mercier picks up the lead on fourth street, and he bets. Dehkharghani calls. Mercier checks to him on fifth street, and Dehkharghani bets. Mercier calls, but he's out of green 25,000 chips, so he has to stack out a long string of pink 5,000 chips to match the bet. He check-calls another bet on sixth.
"I check in the dark," Mercier says as the last cards are dealt. "Go ahead. Just bet in the dark."
Dehkharghani appears to look at his river card, then bets. Mercier calls. Dehkharghani hasn't quite seen his last card yet, though. "I have a two-to-one favorite," he says, lifting up a corner of his card for a squeeze.
"What suit?" Mercier asks.
"Diamond. Three across." As he says that, Dehkharghani reveals his first two down-cards, showing for a draw to a winning nine-low. He knows his last card is either a six, seven, or eight, and Mercier confirms that he doesn't block any of those cards.
Dehkharghani is looking for the six or the seven. "It's not a seven," he realizes, now fifty-fifty to draw the six he needs to win the pot. A few seconds later, he peels over the like a band-aid, winning the pot with a nine-low.
"Tragedy," Mercier says quietly. He has just over two big bets left.
Ray Dehkharghani - 4,725,000 (39 BB)
Jason Mercier - 275,000 (2 BB)