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Royal Flush 2008

By Alexander Baron
Posted Sep 14, 2012 in Entertainment
This is a follow up to The Royal Flush Phenomenon; all the screengrabs here are Royal Flushes from 2008 dealt on various sites.
I wasn't able to capture the one dealt me on Full Tilt, February 10 (London time), but I did download the hand, which appears after the photos. All but this one are in chronological order. The fact that so many are Omaha is due both to the fact that I was playing a lot of Omaha at the time and also because by its nature, Omaha results in more power hands than any other variation of poker, barring those using wild cards - which I have yet to see played on-line, because they are silly!
The screengrab below is a replay of the hand above.
October 27  2008: A Royal Flush on Mansion Poker. As this was hi-lo  I have a feeling I won only hal...
October 27, 2008: A Royal Flush on Mansion Poker. As this was hi-lo, I have a feeling I won only half the pot!
Full Tilt Poker Game #5191645038: Table Vassar (6 max) - $0.25/$0.50 - Pot Limit Omaha H/L - 21:52:26 ET - 2008/02/09
Seat 1: buckeyelaw ($20)
Seat 2: ship2shore ($79.40)
Seat 3: fnord ($50.25)
Seat 4: fossil49 ($8.10)
Seat 5: Sydenham ($19.70)
Seat 6: donne1 ($42.55)
Sydenham posts the small blind of $0.25
donne1 posts the big blind of $0.50
buckeyelaw posts $0.50
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Sydenham [5c Ts Ad Jd]
buckeyelaw checks
ship2shore calls $0.50
fnord folds
fossil49 calls $0.50
Sydenham calls $0.25
donne1 checks
*** FLOP *** [4d Td 3d]
Sydenham bets $2.50
donne1 calls $2.50
buckeyelaw folds
ship2shore has 15 seconds left to act
ship2shore folds
fossil49 folds
*** TURN *** [4d Td 3d] [Kd]
Sydenham bets $7.50
donne1 calls $7.50
*** RIVER *** [4d Td 3d Kd] [Qd]
Sydenham bets $9.20, and is all in
donne1 calls $9.20
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Sydenham shows [5c Ts Ad Jd] a Royal Flush, for high
donne1 mucks
Sydenham wins the pot ($38.90) with a Royal Flush
No low hand qualified
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $40.90 | Rake $2
Board: [4d Td 3d Kd Qd]
Seat 1: buckeyelaw folded on the Flop
Seat 2: ship2shore folded on the Flop
Seat 3: fnord didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: fossil49 (button) folded on the Flop
Seat 5: Sydenham (small blind) showed [5c Ts Ad Jd] and won ($38.90) with HI: a Royal Flush
Seat 6: donne1 (big blind) mucked [2d 8d 3h Ah] - HI: a flush, King high

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