During the break, Mike "GoLeafsGoEh" Leah was telling us about a hand in which he bet-folded himself down to just 10,000 chips during the last level. He was lucky enough to find aces to double that short stack up, and we suggested that he might want to try to find aces again. Apparently, he was listening to us.
Just a couple hands into the level, Artem Litvinov opened with three T5,000 chips, though we didn't hear if he announced a smaller raise amount. Either way, Leah three-bet to 38,000, putting himself all in except for the purple T500 chip he had over his cards. When it folded back to Litvinov, he put in the extra chip, and the cards were on their backs.
Yikes. Aces-versus-kings seem to be contagious in the tournament room. Arnaud Mattern was the beneficiary of that during the last level, and now it was Leah's turn. The board ran out , and in a case of fine timing, he's doubled his way up to 87,000.