May 08 2009

Straight flush on the river beats the nut flush on the turn

You’re all in because of your own stupidity. You made a useless straight on the turn, because your opponent made the nut flush. You’ve only got one chance to find the one card in the deck that will save you…

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Apr 24 2009

Straight flush plays on the board

You nail the nut flush on the turn, crushing your two opponents — but the river puts a straight flush on the board for an all-way split…

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Apr 24 2009

Full apartment on the turn

You commit the short stack with a pathetic nine-deuce and hey, you’ve got a way better 9. Then the other three deuces come out of nowhere…

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Apr 13 2009

Full apartment on the turn

If this scenario plays out, the small stack will only get 2:1 vs. aces, while the chip leader will only get 1:1 in a larger side pot vs. aces…

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Apr 11 2009

Runner-runner straight flush

You flop a monster and your opponent is a 100% raising station. You check to him and he overbets the pot. Do you think he’ll call an all-in?

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Mar 19 2009

Quad salvation on the river

It kept getting better for him at every point — until the river card…

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Mar 15 2009

Quads on the river

…and you face a calling station who will pay a reasonable price to see the river with almost any two cards…

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Mar 15 2009

Quads on the flop; a full apart­ment on the river

You’ve got pocket kings in the small blind and a brand-new player in the cutoff seat has just pushed all in with his first two cards. What would you do?

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Mar 14 2009

Straight flush on the river

Let’s say you river the stone cold nuts. You’d love for just one of your opponents to call your all-in. What if two of them take the bait?

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Mar 14 2009

Quads on the flop

You flop an absolute monster, but the cards simply refuse to give your opponents anything useful to work with…

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