Johannes Strassmann has put earlier set-backs aside and is now carving a path with his hands back to a stack around the 12K average mark.
The solution it seems was to bet all the way. Johannes played a series of hands whereby any opponent would have to be content to call or re-raise his bets. None did, dabbling slightly only to fold to his relentless pressure.
First one player, then another, including Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso, sitting with more than 16,000 minus some of that headed to the German.
Back in the game, one of 292 players to have started today, and one of the 238 still in the tournament on day 1a.