The last time we saw Arnaud Mattern running deep in a 10k was at the World Series of Poker Europe in Cannes last October. We'll confess now after the fact that we were rooting for Mattern in that event, but he ran aces into pocket tens with ten players left to exit in cruel, two-out fashion.
Mattern has just gotten his revenge.
In middle position, he looked down at and shoved his last 153,000 into the middle. Around in the big blind, Artem Kachnyy woke up with the and made the covering call with a chance at the knockout.
The flop was a miss for Mattern, but the turn was just about the best miss in the deck. It gave Mattern another eight outs to the straight, and he'd find one of those on the river. The dropped off to save his tournament life, and Mattern is suddenly back in the game with 435,000.