Marty Smyth got himself so short during the bubble level that he was essentially forced to sit on his hands and limp into a small cash.
On the first hand back from break, Smyth found a spot to commit his last 21,000 chips. It happened behind an Ari Engel raise to 11,500, and Engel quickly called the remainder to put the Irishman at risk. Engel showed , and Smyth said, "That's pretty good for me," as he rolled over .
He was right. The board came (sweat!) , and the pair of queens allow Smyth to double back into contention. He'll still need to do that twice more to get back to average.