My First Royal Flush of 2007 (and then some)

by , Nov 11, 2007 | 6:25 am

It’s been a long time since I posted an online hand history, but if we can’t celebrate this one, then really … why are we here?

(Props to Robert Goldfarb on how I played it to maximize my return.)

Full Tilt Poker Game #4138637670:
$5 + $0.25 Heads Up Sit & Go (31430997),
Table 1 – 20/40 – No Limit Hold’em –
6:18:09 ET – 2007/11/11

Seat 1: spucke (840)
Seat 2: dantana 72 (2,160)

spucke posts the small blind of 20
dantana 72 posts the big blind of 40
The button is in seat #1

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to dantana 72 [Jh Ah]
spucke calls 20
dantana 72 raises to 120
spucke raises to 840, and is all in
dantana 72 calls 720

spucke shows [Ks As]
dantana 72 shows [Jh Ah]

*** FLOP *** [3s Th Kh]

*** TURN *** [3s Th Kh] [Qh]

*** RIVER *** [3s Th Kh Qh] [5c]

spucke shows a pair of Kings
dantana 72 shows a Royal Flush

dantana 72 wins the pot (1,680) with a Royal Flush
spucke stands up
dantana 72 stands up

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1,680 | Rake 0
Board: [3s Th Kh Qh 5c]
Seat 1: spucke (small blind) showed [Ks As] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 2: dantana 72 (big blind) showed [Jh Ah] and won (1,680) with a Royal Flush

UPDATE: That hand was followed by these two hands within less than a half-hour:

Full Tilt Poker Game #4138690578: $2 + $0.20 Heads Up Shootout (31431519), Table 1 – 10/20 – No Limit Hold’em – 6:32:01 ET – 2007/11/11
Seat 1: dantana 72 (1,650)
Seat 2: MUNDEEP (1,350)
dantana 72 posts the small blind of 10
MUNDEEP posts the big blind of 20
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to dantana 72 [6d 5s]
dantana 72 calls 10
MUNDEEP has 15 seconds left to act
MUNDEEP raises to 60
dantana 72 calls 40
*** FLOP *** [6h 6c 6s]
MUNDEEP bets 100
dantana 72 calls 100
*** TURN *** [6h 6c 6s] [9s]
MUNDEEP checks
dantana 72 checks
*** RIVER *** [6h 6c 6s 9s] [2s]
MUNDEEP checks
dantana 72 bets 160
MUNDEEP has 15 seconds left to act
MUNDEEP folds
Uncalled bet of 160 returned to dantana 72
dantana 72 shows [6d 5s] four of a kind, Sixes
dantana 72 wins the pot (320)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 320 | Rake 0
Board: [6h 6c 6s 9s 2s]
Seat 1: dantana 72 (small blind) collected (320)
Seat 2: MUNDEEP (big blind) folded on the River

Full Tilt Poker Game #4138728884: $2 + $0.20 Heads Up Shootout (31431519), Table 1 – 20/40 – No Limit Hold’em – 6:41:53 ET – 2007/11/11
Seat 1: dantana 72 (1,232)
Seat 2: MUNDEEP (1,768)
dantana 72 posts the small blind of 20
MUNDEEP posts the big blind of 40
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to dantana 72 [6s 6d]
dantana 72 raises to 120
MUNDEEP calls 80
*** FLOP *** [6c Ts 6h]
MUNDEEP checks
dantana 72 checks
*** TURN *** [6c Ts 6h] [4c]
MUNDEEP checks
dantana 72 bets 160
MUNDEEP calls 160
*** RIVER *** [6c Ts 6h 4c] [3h]
MUNDEEP checks
dantana 72 has 15 seconds left to act
dantana 72 bets 560
MUNDEEP has 15 seconds left to act
MUNDEEP folds
Uncalled bet of 560 returned to dantana 72
dantana 72 shows [6s 6d] four of a kind, Sixes
dantana 72 wins the pot (560)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 560 | Rake 0
Board: [6c Ts 6h 4c 3h]
Seat 1: dantana 72 (small blind) collected (560)
Seat 2: MUNDEEP (big blind) folded on the River

ALT HED: Bad Time to Be Runnin’ Good?


7 Comments to “My First Royal Flush of 2007 (and then some)”


  1. Betfair Poker Player
    says:

    With my limited attention span I find these poker histories a struggle.

    I have noticed this tool people have been using at http://www.runittwice.com I’ve seen a few examples of it on some websites. Don’t know how easy it is to use.

    btw I don’t work for them!!!


  2. DanM
    says:

    Dude, BPP, I agree, and that’s why we don’t really post them very often … but c’mon … a royal flush — on the last hand — followed by quad Sixes twice … all within a half-hour? That’s special, no?

    And the fact that they happened while I was donkin’ around in $2 and $5 games? (I lost one of them.) Well that’s less special, but still.

    BTW, I was just checking out Betfair a few hours ago. Am trying to understand soccer odds. I think Wigan will beat Tottenham today, or at least draw. Go Wigan!


  3. California Jen
    says:

    “Bad time to be runnin’ good?”

    I think it’s a perfect time. I believe in signs, and with several big things on the verge of happening in your life, this is a fabulous sign!


  4. DanM
    says:

    Jen, you’re so corny. I still woulda rather hit the royal flush suckout playing 2/5 NL.

    At least I haven’t started betting soccer yet … Wigan got crushed 4-0.


  5. Ed
    says:

    I may be done with online poker for a bit. Will see.

    Last night I took a beating. The 2 straights beat by a boat…and even the flopped set beat by bigger flopped set did not do it. It was the donk who reraised me when I raised with QQ (understood if he thought i was “buying the pot”) and then calls my $10 rereraise of $14. Left me with $9…which he puts in on flop and I call. He has Qc9c…only 1 club on flop of something like J46. Turn is a T and the river…yes…a K!

    Had to leave after that one because I could have easily dropped my last $700 bankroll in the next hour.


  6. Betfair Poker Player
    says:

    I’d like to say I treated your question about Tottenham/Wigan with the contempt it deserved but I did not see your question before the game:)

    Soccer odds are simple – on betfair anyway. With only three outcomes – win, tie or lose – then every outcome should be 3.0 or for the poker-minded among us:

    “With 2 non-pair cards, the probability of flopping:

    At least a pair (using your pocket cards) from two non-pair cards ”

    More or less.

    As in any gamble, the odds must be in your favour. Wigan were always going to struggle at Tottenham. Wigan had just lost their coach, Tottenham had just hired a new one. There are other reasons.

    It’s best to be informed before making a bet – but that doesn’t stop me playing poker:)


  7. DanM
    says:

    Yes, I am a huge Paul Jewell fan. But I still thought Wigan could do it without him.