In two incredible hands, David Martirosyan went from short stack to at or near the chip lead.
First, Martirosyan got involved with Jess Yaginuma when Yaginuma opened for 2,000 from early position and Martirosyan three-bet to 4,400 from middle position. Yaginuma made the call and, after a flop of they got it all in.
Martirosyan turned over and Yaginuma said "you're good," as he tabled . He was quickly not good however on the turn. The spiked on the river, though and Martirosyan doubled up with the straight.
A couple of hands later, Martirosyan tangled with another former chip leader in Shankar Pillai when they got it all in preflop.
The board ran out and again, Martirosyan makes a big hand after being behind to double up and race toward the chip lead.