Merijn Van Rooij raised in early position to 600,000 and got calls from Alexandre Reard in the hijack and Bartolomeo Tato in the cutoff. Nicolas Cottin responded by moving all-in in the small blind for 4.1 million. Van Rooij called for about 40% of his stack and the others folded.
Merijn Van Rooij:
Van Rooij was poised to thin the field to eight until the dealer spread a flop of , giving Cottin a set of nines.
The turn brought chop outs for Van Rooij with the , but the on the river clinched the win for Cottin, boosting his stack close to the ten million chip mark.