Level 14: 1,500/3,000 (3,000)
Ulf Andersson jammed for about 10 big blinds from the hijack before Brian Calleja three-bet shoved the button for around 100,000. The action paused on Marian Ivanov, who eventually also got into the mix for his final 69,000.
Ulf Andersson: K♥2♥
Marian Ivanov: 8♦8♣
Brian Calleja: A♦J♠
Andersson looked as if he was about to triple after his king found a friend on the 6♠K♣T♦ flop. The 4♦ turn bricked both Calleja and Ivanov. However, Ivanov celebrated in joy after the 8♥ river improved him to a set to eliminate Andersson and double through Calleja.
“I decided that I didn’t want to come back to Day 2 as a short stack,” Ivanov said after the hand to Tayfun Rodoplu who asked about his call with snowmen. “I decided to take a chance.”