Krasimir Kurtel was really getting short with around 155,000, so when he looked down at [Ac][Ks] this looked like an excellent opportunity for a double-up.
He went all-in and was duly isolated by Iva Lazarova – who showed down [Ad Jh] – a big dog to Kurtel’s hand.
No body language experts were required to interpret Kurtel’s response to the flop however, his body sagging and a big groan escaping his lips as the board ran out [Qs 8c 3h][Jd][7d] – the turn scuppering his hopes for recovery. He busts in 19th for €1,350.
Meanwhile Iva Lazarova has made a Lazarus-esque recovery – down to half a big blind at one stage, she now has over a million chips – a quite incredible turnaround! Well played!