Igor Kurganov opened to 24,000 in middle position, and Byron Kaverman shoved all in from the small blind.
"How do you say when you have two aces?" Kurganov said, preparing to snap-call. "OK, I don't have two aces. But I do call."
The dealer spread a flop of , and Kurganov's dominant position turned precarious. No waiting for Kaverman's draw as an locked it up for him on the turn. Kurganov said he was canceling his plans to buy everyone drinks when the bubble broke.
Kaverman decided someone else should be buying.
"You owe me a whiskey, Nenad," Kaverman said, as he had helped the short-stacked Nenad Medic squeak into the money.