Event #12: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Martirosyan Vaults Up the Ladder

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante
David Martirosyan

In two incredible hands, David Martirosyan went from short stack to at or near the chip lead.

First, Martirosyan got involved with Jess Yaginuma when Yaginuma opened for 2,000 from early position and Martirosyan three-bet to 4,400 from middle position. Yaginuma made the call and, after a flop of {7-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{4-Hearts} they got it all in.

Martirosyan turned over {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and Yaginuma said "you're good," as he tabled {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}. He was quickly not good however on the {6-Spades} turn. The {10-Clubs} spiked on the river, though and Martirosyan doubled up with the straight.

A couple of hands later, Martirosyan tangled with another former chip leader in Shankar Pillai when they got it all in preflop.

Martirosyan: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Pillai: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}

The board ran out {k-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{6-Spades}{q-Hearts}{3-Spades} and again, Martirosyan makes a big hand after being behind to double up and race toward the chip lead.

Player Chips Progress
David Martirosyan US
David Martirosyan
US 95,000 95,000
Jesse Yaginuma us
Jesse Yaginuma
us 64,000 -29,000
Shankar Pillai us
Shankar Pillai
us Busted

Tags: David MartirosyanJesse YaginumaShankar Pillai