After pushing his short stack of approximately 10,000 chips into the middle, Mehrdad Yousefzadeh watched as three opponents made the call, each looking to take him out of contention.
The flop came down and the three players followed tournament custom by checking it down, trying to increase the chance that one of their holdings would be enough to oust Yousefzadeh. The on the turn prompted another round of checks and we were off to the river.
When the arrived on the river, one player bet into the dry side pot, signifying that he had made a hand strong enough to try and earn added value. Another player made the call and flipped up , but found himself beat by .
Almost as an afterthought, Yousefzadeh finally revealed his holding: for a flopped set of deuces. Yousefzadeh quadrupled up on this hand as the rail whistled in approval. Yousefzadeh turned to the observers with a smile and said "I had the best hand all the way" while organizing his newly replenished stack of chips.