There were about three dozen people encircling one of the far tables, and that's usually our cue that something big is going on. When we walked over, there was a board of out on the table and a big pot piled in the center. Shawn Buchanan had bet 73,000, and Carlos Mortensen was deep in the tank. He only had about 100,000 chips left, so the call was for nearly all of it. After several minutes, he talked himself into the call.
Buchanan showed up for top set, drawing a "Wow," from a couple players at the table. Mortensen was not one of them, however. He quietly mucked, left now with just barely what he began with two days ago.