Neurotic Fishbowl: Unbeatable


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I'm playing in one of Paradise Poker's one table tournaments and I just got a straight flush, quite a rarity.

I was in the small blind with a 6 of diamonds and the 8 of hearts. The flop comes 6-7-9 all hearts, giving me an open-ended straight flush draw (meaning either the 10 or 5 of hearts will give me a straight flush). The flop is bet, raised, and reraised, but since it's early in the tournament, I figured it would be worth the money to call especially since there's lots of players in.

Sure enough, the turn is the 10 of hearts giving me the unbeatable straight flush. I check, a guy behind me bets, one guy stays in, and I raise. The guy who bet reraises, the other guy stays in, and I reraise again. We end up capping it, so I figured the guy had a high heart and was betting not seeing the straight flush.

The river came another six, but since the straight flush beats even four of a kind, I wasn't worried about it. I bet, get raised, and we end up capping it with the other player folding. The guy shows his cards and he had the ace of hearts, but like I said, my hand was unbeatable at that point.

We're still early in the tournament, but I just had to come and put this hand down so I can remember it. When you've got the straight flush, you always want some guy in there to have the ace and not realize what you could be reraising him with.

I don't have anyone to talk cards to anymore, so y'all just have to put up with my long rambling card posts.

Update: I managed to place third despite a poor card run and win $20. Whew.

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Congrats on the 3rd place finish... there's just about nothing like the straight flush. I hit a King-high straight flush on Ultimate Bet during my first week or so on there, but haven't gotten one since.

.: CJ said on January 12, 2004 05:52 PM :: link it :.

Hmmm... ever do the slot machines?

.: Cris said on January 12, 2004 07:20 PM :: link it :.

the only bad thing about online poker - you can't see the looks on the other players' faces when you expose a hand like that.

.: mikey said on January 14, 2004 12:48 AM :: link it :.

Do you ever watch the World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel or the World Series of Poker on ESPN? Hubby and I are addicted. hehe!

.: liz said on January 15, 2004 06:52 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at January 11, 2004 01:01 PM to see this post.

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