Philipp Gruissem just won himself the comeback of the day award, and the day's not even over yet. Gruissem was down to just 18,000 chips when he managed to win three hands in a row to mount his stack back up to over 400,000.
On the first hand David Benefield raised under the gun to 33,000 and Gruissem called all in for 18,000. Daniel Negreanu was in the small blind and he moved all in, putting pressure on both Jani Sointula and David Benefield. Both folded.
Negreanu tabled , and Gruissem was looking for help with . The board ran out , and while Gruissem was already standing up he managed to hit a straight on the river.
On the next hand Gruissem moved all in under the gun for 80,000. Negreanu called from the button and showed . Gruissem was ahead as he showed . The board ran out , and Gruissem beat Negreanu again.
Moments later they were at it again. Negreanu raised to 35,000 and Gruissem moved all in for 194,000. Negreanu called with , and Gruissem showed . The board brought , and the German high stakes pro survived another hand. He's now close to the average stack again, while Negreanu remains near the top.