May 08 2009

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

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It’s the first round of a typical ULBPC tourney. “rsnbrgr” was crippled a few hands earlier when he pushed all in pre-flop with pocket aces and got called by “Patotana” with an ace-muck that nailed trips. On this hand, “rsnbrgr” is playing multiple tables and has overlooked the fact he only has 80 chips left at this table; he stupidly limps from middle position with pocket fives.

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

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

Big stack “ICE17600″ bullies the table with a raise to 6xBB. “monkeybamaw” calls it. “rsnbrgr” finally realizes his stupidity and is forced to call all in because he’s getting 2:1 (albeit vs. two opponents).

The flop gives “rsnbrgr” an inside straight draw; his opponents check. The turn completes his straight — but it brings a third heart, giving him a horrible flush draw that almost any other flush will beat. On the bright side: “rsnbrgr” also gains a straight flush draw.

The turn card hands “ICE17600″ the nut flush and he bets nearly three times the pot against “monkeybamaw,” who instantly folds. But the river saves “rsnbrgr” with a runner-runner straight flush. He claims a paltry 270 chips in the main pot to triple up…

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