With his stack shortened after a few previous losses, Danny Warchol raised and reraised until the pot was capped at five bets, with Marco Johnson and Jeff Thompson coming along for the ride.
On the flop, Warchol led out for a bet, and both of his opponents called. The turn came and Warchol fired away for his last bet, with Johnson the lone caller.
Warchol's pocket pair had him in the lead, but he needed to fade aces and kings to survive.
With that, Warchol regained his footing while putting a dent in Johnson's chip lead.