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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fourth for Me

O8 Royal Flush

I've had 4 royal flushes so far in my relatively short poker career. Three of them have been online, two in no-limit hold'em and the one pictured here from this morning's game of Omaha HiLo. Obviously any big hand is easier to make in O8, but still, I thought it worth a screenshot.

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Blogger dbcooper said...

Congrats on your Royal Flush online. Good to read that you also have one in the real world. I have only managed one in my life and that was playing 7 card stud in a Reno casino 32 years ago. Seems like they are way more royal flushes online than the norm but thats a whole new topic or rant.

5/6/09 11:26 AM  
Blogger Rakewell said...

Well, congrats, but it seems so wrong. Surely I have played many more hands than you have, but I've had just one online, zero live. SO unfair.

5/6/09 12:22 PM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

@dbcooper: Sure there are way more Royals online than in brick & mortar play. That's because there are WAY MORE hands dealt online than in any live venue. At the moment, for example, Pokerstars has about 31,000 tables in play. THIRTY-ONE THOUSAND. That's a lot of hands being dealt simultaneously.

I see more than twice as many hands per hour on each full ring cash table as I do in a casino. I'm also frequently multi-tabling.

The usual probability of a Royal Flush is cited as approximately 1:649,740. Have I played a couple of million hands online? Yeah, at least. It's not especially surprising, then, that I've seen several Royal Flushes.

5/6/09 5:27 PM  

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