In the early stages of level 12, with the blinds at 1.5K/3K, Jason Humphrey got lucky when he needed to most. With his chip stack dwindling, Humphrey knew he had to find a way to collect some chips sooner rather than later. So, after Arthur Picard made an opening raise and the action folded around, Humphrey looked down at and moved all in. Picard had Humphrey covered by a large margin and a premium hand, , to boot so he easily called the three-bet-shove.
The window showed the , but Picard didn’t have to fear an ace in this case, however, it would be Humphrey who got the best of it as the and were quickly revealed as the dealer spread the flop. The flopped set gave Humphrey a lengthy lead over his opponent. The turn brought an innocent , followed by the on the river. What a time for quads!
Humphrey more than doubled his stack to give himself a new lease on his tournament life, and Picard was still left with a playable stack. The two players are still in contention as play now continues is level 13.