Ivan Driard decided that he was willing to risk it all on a . Usually that would not be a great move, but this was probably one of the only exceptions. Ivan ended up almost tripling up and gave himself some breathing room as the blinds start to rise and the list of players starts to fall.
We first joined the hand with the flop already on the board . The first shove came from short stack Jacques Bigonesse, for only 7,300. It was called by two other players before Kristina Litmola shoved for 45,000. Now it was Ivan’s turn. He must have loved what he saw, having top two pair. He shoved as well, which pushed the two early callers out. The three left in the hand flipped their cards.
The turn and river were a and an , no help to Kristina or Jacques. Kristina paid up and Jacques said goodbye.