Mar 29 2008

Royal flush on the river

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Five players limp to the flop, including “Wusche1985″ who bizarrely limps from the button with pocket kings. Three high spades hit the board. “quebecoise1″ checks with the nut flush draw plus a royal redraw. “tbo44″ checks.

Royal flush on the river

Royal flush on the river

“shortystile” is out of position, faces four opponents, has no spade, and has only third pair with a six kicker — so he bets 150 to sweeten a 250 pot. “ets127,” a 100% calling station (who just crippled “rsnbrgr” when he called all in pre-flop with an offsuit K8 vs. pocket aces), sweetens the pot with only a draw to the seven-high flush. “Wusche1985,” perhaps wary of a flush draw, flat-calls with top set. “quebecoise1″ now gets exactly the pot odds she needs to make the call.

The turn only improves “ets127,” who now has fourth pair with a bad kicker. “quebecoise1″ again checks. “shortystile” is still out of position, still faces three opponents, and his hand didn’t improve— so he bets 100 to sweeten an 850 pot. “ets127″ predictably adds sweetener. “Wusche1985,” now obviously wary, calls with astounding 9:1 pot odds (he only needs 6:1 here). “quebecoise1″ calls with astounding 10:1 pot odds (she needs less than 5:1 here).

The river brings a ROYAL FLUSH and “quebecoise1″ checks. “shortystile” is still out of position, still faces three opponents, still has no spade, and now has fourth pair with a bad kicker— so he finally gives up and checks. “ets127″ gets his flush and now only three cards can beat him, so— yeah, he checks. “Wusche1985″ faces three opponents and will lose to any spade, so he checks. “quebecoise1″ turns over the spade ace for the win.

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