Could Somar Al-Darwich be the next chip-and-a-chair story in the WSOP Main Event? After being crippled to less than a big blind a short while ago, Al-Darwich has doubled up twice with the help of some lucky board runouts.
First, Al-Darwich called all in for 40,000 from under the gun, and Aleksejs Ponakovs raised to 200,000. Danard Petit then three-bet shoved for around 2.5 million, forcing Ponakovs out of the pot. It went heads-up with Al-Darwich's against Petit's , and the board gave Al-Darwich the winning two pair.
On the very next hand, Al-Darwich moved all in from the big blind for 230,000 after Alexander Livingston had raised to 160,000. Livingston called, and the cards went on their backs.
"What a cooler!" Al-Darwich joked at the sight of his opponent's hand.
Livingston kept the lead through the flop, but the crowd gasped when the hit the turn. The river was the , and Al-Darwich doubled up again.
"Now I'll definitely be on TV," Al-Darwich said as multiple cameras were filming. We'll keep a close eye on Al-Darwich as he continues his attempt to run his stack up.