In poker, most players like to start with something…big cards, a pair, a good combination of both. After all, a pair is hard to make! At the local game today, I saw a very interesting hand take place.
The pot was raised by Fireman to 60 before the flop, and five players called. The flop came J♣ 2♠ 4♥. Everyone checked to Fireman and he put in a bet of 360. Garfield called, and Buddha called. The turn was the 8d, completing the rainbow. Garfield checked, Buddha thought a while and went all in for 880. Fireman moved in for 1500 more, and Garfield called. WOW. A LOT OF ACTION!
With no more betting, the hands were revealed. Fireman and Garfield had the exact same hand–3567. A huge straight draw. No matter what Buddha has, they have a fair amount of cards that will win the hand. Or so they thought. Buddha turned over the T956. WHAT?! Yep, Ten-High is in the lead. And the best part, Fireman and Garfield could only catch one of four remaining Aces, one 5, or one 6 to win the pot. WOW. The river bricked and Ten-High took the pot! Just wow!
Some players wait all day for a pair of Aces to move all in, but, as you see, a pair is highly overrated!
$300 Giveaway Question: With whom did I have my first coffee?