When it just isn't your day, there's not much you can do. And that would be the case with Greg Merson's Day 2.
Merson entered the day with 174,200 in chips, and that was good enough for 11th overall. He worked his way up the leaderboard throughout the day, but suffered a big hit when his pocket kings lost out to Jonathan Duhamel's pocket deuces thanks to a deuce on the river after the money went in preflop. Then, Merson lost with pocket kings for a second time in another very important pot — this time losing to Jesse Sylvia who hit an ace with ace-king.
Although he did manage some double ups to stay alive, Merson was unlucky with another big pocket pair for a third important time, and this time saw his tournament come to an end.
Merson was all in with the against the for Brian Roberts. The board ran out to give Roberts a full house and send the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event champion to the rail.