Sunday, December 11, 2005

Lucky eights

My wife was asking me about poker hand rankings earlier today, and wondered if four of a kind is the highest hand. I told her that the best possible hand is a royal flush, which consists of A-K-Q-J -10 of the same suit. She asked if I had ever got that hand, and I couldn't remember ever having it, although I did get a lower straight flush in a tournament a few months ago. She asked if I had ever had four of a kind, and I told her that I had not had one since I started playing regularly over the past couple of years.

So what happens when I play a few hands of 0.05/0.10 Hold 'Em tonight?

I'm glad I was able to get a screen shot of it for posterity. Who knows how long it will be until it happens again?


Matt Silverthorn said...

I, too, have gotten a lower end straight flush. I've never even seen a royal. I don't think I've gotten four of a kind yet, but it's only a matter of time.

Matt Silverthorn said...

Cancel the end of that last comment. I hit quad kings this evening. :-)

iamhoff said...

I managed to flop quads about a week ago. I had J-5 and the flop came JJJ! I slow played enough to get a guy with AA and another with 77 to max raise it up each round (I was on a fixed limit table). Oh sweetness. Haven't hit a royal or even a straight flush, though. Been busted by a straight flush. I do remember reading about some poor souls in a tourney (Monte Carlo, I think) that wound up chopping a pot when a Royal wound up on the table.

Wes said...

I've had a king high straight flush, never a royal though.