My Best Royal Flush in Poker


Having a Royal flush is one of the best feelings in poker. At least it is very special when you have your first Royal flush. The reason for this is a rare chance of having a Royal Flush. On this hand you get once every 649 739 dealt hands (I only talk about no limit Texas Hold’em). As you can see it can really take a long time until you get that hand. Some players will never get it. In online poker your chance is a lot better than in a casino or playing with your friends. The explanation is obvious: the online game the average time / hand is a lot shorter than in a live game and you can play at many tables simultaneously.

Why did I say in the title “my best Royal flush”? I stopped saving my Royal flushes after having 19 of them (mostly in Hold’em and some in Omaha). It is funny, for a long time I did not like it once every month. There was a period when I had 3 of them in about 10 days 오바마카지노.

The reason is why I have written “my best” is that it is hard to win a nice pot with a Royal flush. It makes it so many draws on the board that it is difficult to build a pot with it. There is at least a straight draw and a flush draw as well, and your opponent has to have some part of the flop to come to all the way with you.

I have won some pretty good pots in cash games but my best is the Royal Flush Hand Show in Freightoll tournament and the way the hand was played very interesting. Let’s analyze now this hand.

The blinds were 50/100 and having a more than 6,000 chip stack I had the 3rd biggest stack at the 9 handed table. I was sitting on the button with QsTs. Everyone folded to me and I thought it was the perfect chance to take the blinds. I raised to 600, the small blind folded and the big blind called. His stack was a little below 4 000. This was an interesting call from him. He played quite good until now. But why did he call? With a pocket pair of TT or JJ he would have reraised probably, while if he put the bluff he had the chance of going all-in and not even the flop. This player was also a very tight one. I decided to play the hand cautiously.

The flop was: KcJs5h. My opponent checked and I had an open ended straight draw. I had position and I was the preflop aggressor so it was a perfect flop for a continuation bet. Maybe the word semi-bluff is better, because I don’t have anything at the moment but I have a straight draw to the nuts. I bet 800 into the 1 300 pot and my opponent made a very quick call. Hmmm this made me think he had to have some piece of the flop.

The turn card was: Ks. My opponent checked again. This turn card is not made me too happy. All the signs showed until now that my partner had a pocket pair or a piece of the flop. It is also important to note that the pot was 2 900 and my opponent had a bit less than 2 400 left. This was not the best moment for bluffing. If he had something, he would be a dedicated pot. He would call me now J or K, not even mentioning some possible pocket pairs in hand. I was not beating any of these hands. An argument for betting here is that I have picked up also a flush draw, maybe I could also be a winner for me. I still thought it was better not to risk a lot of chips and I waited to see the river. I checked.

The river card was hit and it was the: As. Yes! I hit my backdoor Royal flush. Now the situation has changed and I have something strong. He did not check but bet 1 200: about half of his remaining stack. Perfect! With a mediocre hand he would push all-in or check-fold. However, he made a call from me. I put him all-in and he made a quick call. I won the hand and got to see his AhAd.

I tell you I have no idea how I finished on that tournament. Still it was very memorable hand when my Royal flush had beaten aces full of kings. Just for the record, poker suits are also ranked and spades are the strongest. So in this hand I even have the strongest Royal flush. When you play poker, you have a memorable moment; moments that you will always remember happily in your poker career.

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