"All in… re-all in… re-all in!"
So intoned the dealer over at Table 368 just now as John Coffman pushed all in for 29,400, Yueqi Wang called all in for a little less, then Steve Gee reraise-shoved over the top, the three all sitting side-by-side in seats 1 through 3. It folded back around, and when the trio tabled their hand all showed pocket pairs:
"I'd like to use my one time now," said Wang as the dealer spread the flop. The then appeared on the turn, and while Coffman began calling for a club, a standing Gee said "no, no… gimme a red card!"
The dealer then burned a card and delivered the river… the ! It wasn't a club, but Coffman was delighted nonetheless as the ten preserved his tournament life. Wang wished all good luck before departing, and Gee sat back down somewhat dejectedly.
"It's gonna be a long day," said Gee.