AlanMendelson
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August 21st, 2012 at 11:58:37 PM permalink
I was down three buy-ins at a $100 No Limit game when I had a rush late Monday night.

Dealt 99, I flopped quads.
Very next hand, dealt AA, the flop came AKK.
Very next hand, dealt 99 again, I flopped quads again.

About a half hour later, dealt pocket tens, there's a ten on the flop, and a ten on the river which was the third spade on the board and two players -- one with the ace high flush and the other with the king high flush both push.

Unfortunately for me, all of my quads and the Aces-full held up. Also unfortunately for me, the wins came after I was down $300.

But what a rush.
Ayecarumba
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August 22nd, 2012 at 12:53:48 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

I was down three buy-ins at a $100 No Limit game when I had a rush late Monday night.

Dealt 99, I flopped quads.
Very next hand, dealt AA, the flop came AKK.
Very next hand, dealt 99 again, I flopped quads again.

About a half hour later, dealt pocket tens, there's a ten on the flop, and a ten on the river which was the third spade on the board and two players -- one with the ace high flush and the other with the king high flush both push.

Unfortunately for me, all of my quads and the Aces-full held up. Also unfortunately for me, the wins came after I was down $300.

But what a rush.



Three quads in half an hour would be amazing for the room... it is much more amazing that they all ended up with the same player. Were they hand shuffling or using a machine? If they were using a machine, that means the same deck gave you pocket nines, and put the other two nines in the flop back to back.

I played at an Indian casino once, where they would display any aces from the prior hand for all the players to see, then insert them by hand into the deck, being careful to space them equally apart, prior to the riffle. The deck was hand shuffled. My first impression is that this method would give you skewed results if the shuffle pattern, number of players, and cut card insertion was always the same. I didn't stick around long enough to track any patterns though.
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Mission146
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August 22nd, 2012 at 8:06:24 AM permalink
Excellent, AlanMendelson.

I understand that the Bad Beat Jackpot would have been nice, but I'm glad that you are taking enjoyment out of experiencing a run of hands that few players will ever experience!

The best run I've ever had was four consecutive straights, but the board gave me the third one, I didn't improve it or anything. I was still in because I had two pair after the flop, and someone would have had to have been holding a six to complete the straight after the turn. The River came a six, which actually sucked for the guy with whom I chopped it, because he actually had a six!

Someone also doubled-up through me (this was a tournament) on the fourth straight. The relevant cards on the board were Q, 10, 9, 8, (The nine came on the River, I forget the order of the other cards) I had the Jack for the straight, but it turned out that he had J-K. The other card was something low, there was no possibility of a Flush, I had the second best possible hand...Had to call. I just figured (he pushed all-in) that he had a Jack also and we'd chop...I was half right, I guess!
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AlanMendelson
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August 27th, 2012 at 4:50:14 AM permalink
The table I was at had an automatic card shuffler.

I am now being very careful when I cross streets. I think I am about to be hit by a truck, because Saturday night I was dealt pocket tens again... and the flop came Ten-Three-Ten.

There were two other players in the hand post flop, and I was the first to act. I checked.
Player to my left bets $10. (It was a $100 buy in table, blinds were $3 and $2.)
The third player in the hand folds.
Action comes back to me, and I say to the player on my left, "is that a ten dollar bet for a ten?" (I want to thank the Academy, and my agent, and my wife...)
I raise the ten dollar bet to $20, and the player calls.
The turn was a Jack. I check, and the other player checks.
The river is a deuce. I check, and the other player bets $20.
I raise to $40, and the other player goes all-in and I call.
He shows pocket threes for a boat, and I show the quads.

Friday night at Rincon I hit a $2 royal, hit quad aces three times on $5 bonus games, and put $12k in the bank.

There is a truck out there with my name on the front grill. If not a truck, I think I am going to be hit by a meteor. Don't come close to me.
AlanMendelson
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August 27th, 2012 at 4:56:05 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

"Three quads in half an hour would be amazing for the room... it is much more amazing that they all ended up with the same player. Were they hand shuffling or using a machine? If they were using a machine, that means the same deck gave you pocket nines, and put the other two nines in the flop back to back."

Yes, it was a machine, and your analysis is correct. But each time a shuffled deck is removed from the machine, the dealer makes a cut in the cards.

AlanMendelson
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August 27th, 2012 at 6:52:01 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

Quote: Ayecarumba

"Three quads in half an hour would be amazing for the room... it is much more amazing that they all ended up with the same player. Were they hand shuffling or using a machine? If they were using a machine, that means the same deck gave you pocket nines, and put the other two nines in the flop back to back."

Yes, it was a machine, and your analysis is correct. But each time a shuffled deck is removed from the machine, the dealer makes a cut in the cards.



One more thing: I don't remember if the pair of 9s I was holding were the same pair in both hands.
slyther
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August 27th, 2012 at 8:45:37 AM permalink
Live poker is obviously rigged :)
midwestgb
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August 27th, 2012 at 9:00:48 AM permalink
Quick, Alan, find a Craps table... ;-)
AlanMendelson
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August 28th, 2012 at 5:19:49 AM permalink
It just must have been my week, because this past Friday night at Harrah's Rincon I hit a $2 royal, and quad aces three times on $5 bonus games, and walked out the place up $12k.

I'm telling you... lightning, meteor or truck is coming.

Oh, and Wednesday is the fourth anniversary of my kidney and pancreas transplant.
CrapsForever
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August 28th, 2012 at 7:56:04 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

It just must have been my week, because this past Friday night at Harrah's Rincon I hit a $2 royal, and quad aces three times on $5 bonus games, and walked out the place up $12k.

I'm telling you... lightning, meteor or truck is coming.

Oh, and Wednesday is the fourth anniversary of my kidney and pancreas transplant.



Alan, Congrats on the winnings!

While others will try to calculate the Odds of your Victories and ask for Video-proof to believe you; I'll simply congratulate you.
Craps is the most "Jekyll and Hyde" casino game ever invented!

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