Table 12 has been going absolutely nuts so far today. We've heard all-in shouts on seemingly every hand over there, and every time we walk by, it's a huge confrontation.
In the last hand over there, John Moore opened the pot to 20,000 from the button, flexing those double-up chips he found earlier in the level. In the small blind, Kyle Johnson three-bet to what looked like 54,000, and Mars Callahan squeezed all in for 166,000 from the big blind. Moore re-shoved all in for 380,000, and Johnson tanked and folded what we think he said was ace-king, but we can't be sure. The TV microphones may have caught his words better than we did. In any event, Callahan was at risk, but he had the goods.
The flop was safe for Callahan, and Moore asked the dealer for his one-time queen. The dropped on the turn, a scary but safe painted card. Duane Alexander has been keeping a running commentary over there, and he piped up, "Wow! Little excitement with that card. I saw his heart jump on that one." The river was safe without the scariness, and Callahan had doubled his way up to about 400,000. "Don't let me get over 500," he yelled to the cameras. "I'll be dangerous."
One hand later, the all-in madness continued at Table 312. Under the gun, Sergey Altbregin open-shoved for what looked like 224,000, and David Rounick re-shoved for about 474,000 right next door. The table passed all the way around to Alex Moore in the big blind -- yes another Moore at the same table -- and he had the easiest decision of his life. He looked down at , and all he had to do was say, "Call," to put both men at risk with his covering stack.
The board ran out , and the double KO moves more than doubles up Moore, pushing his stack to about 1.36 million!