It's rare to catch a No-Limit Hold'em hand in mixed games, as in most cases the players will wait for the fixed-limit games to generate bigger pots, but we managed to dig up a gem over on table 281.
Shawn Buchanan raised to 2,000 from under the gun and the action folded around to Brandon Demes who reraised to 5,500 from the button. Both the blinds got out of the way, and after about two minutes in the tank, Buchanan reraised, making it 15,500 to go.
"How much have you got?" Demes asked. "24,500," was Buchanan's reply.
Another minute passed. "I'm all in," Demes exclaimed.
Buchanan wasn't all that impressed, grimacing as he looked back down at his cards. After what seemed like a millennia (well, about three minutes, but hey, we're trying to create some drama here), Buchanan called.
The flop came down , keeping Buchanan ahead but now giving Demes the jacks he needed to make Broadway. They were then taken away when the repeat fell on the turn, so down to just six outs, Demes missed when the blanked out on the river and Buchanan doubled up.
Buchanan is now up to 75,500 while Demes is down to less than 27,500.