For fifteen minutes straight after the return from the break, the players on table 24 experienced a wave of all ins, six all in hands in a row.
It began with Neal Armstrong shoving preflop for the higher-than-average chip stack of 133,000. He was called by Joey Cournoyer. Neal had an , Joey at .
Neal took it down and left Joey with only 29,000. But he wasn’t out yet!
In the next hand Joey shoved, as would be expected. He was called by Nicholas Curtis. And wouldn’t you know it, only after getting his whole stack taken from him did the poker gods decide to grant Joey an !
Nicholas was holding , and the board was dealt . Joey made his pair on the river! Now he was back up to around 60,000 chips.
Next up was Jessica Comeau. She too wasn’t exactly hurting for chips, with around 100,000 in front of her. But she also wasn’t afraid of losing one bit (even though she may look terrified in the photo below), as she shoved preflop twice in a row unopposed, collecting the blinds.
Next up to join the all in party was Kevin Javier, who shoved unopposed, collecting the blinds.
The next to shove preflop was Moshe Cohen. Except Moshe was called by Kevin, who apparently hadn’t got enough in the last hand. Kevin put every one of his 76,000 in the middle, and he ended up doubling up off of Moshe, catching a straight.
It was now Joey’s turn again, and he shoved only to be called by the other woman at the table, Carole Normandin. Carole had an and Joey a pair of .
The board was dealt , and Carole (the smaller stack of the two) collected back some of the money Kevin had just won off of Moshe.
The money is moving, around and around!
However, with all this action, not one person at the table was knocked out. Of course, as would be expected at this late stage of the tournament, while we were writing this post five more people busted.
This brings us ever-closer to the elusive number 12, the same number of players that will be sharing the total prize pool together to end the Survivor tournament.