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February 20th, 2014 at 9:35:47 AM permalink
Quote: ChampagneFireball

Playing 3-card at Harrah's and almost out of money. Bet remainder and have an extra $5 (if I play) so I put it on on the 6-card $1 million shot. Look at first two cards: four and another four. I play and don't bother looking at next card. Pair is good enough. This is the only time I've bet the 6-card or and only time I've looked at less than my whole hand. I have no chips left.

Dealer has a straight with a 4 in it. I'm bummed, but I win with trips on the 6-card. Dealer turns over my cards, knowing I don't know the last card, and slowly spreads it out. The remaining card is the case 4. I win! 6-card wins!

While getting 3 fours isn't that unlikely, doing it when you need it to beat a straight is, and even more unlikely that you bet the 6-card that hand and get the four fours.



That's a very sweet win. I bet it stands out for you for a long time. The most fun on 3CP is to squeeze, and stop as soon as you have a playable hand. I've gotten some nice jolts off of that, but never one QUITE that good.
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February 20th, 2014 at 10:48:47 AM permalink
I was watching a guy play $2 10 hand DDB Ultimate X last night, he was having a long drought of multipliers and nothing dealt. Gets dealt a straight, next hand gets dealt four 3's no kicker. Six of the ten hands receive a kicker, needless to say it was a $96,000 hit. This is after watching him hit six different 20k jackpots, a 32k, an 18k and a plethora of other small ones...he had 45+ jackpot hits that night. He came with 6k and walked out +200k at minimum.
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February 20th, 2014 at 11:19:20 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

That's a very sweet win. I bet it stands out for you for a long time. The most fun on 3CP is to squeeze, and stop as soon as you have a playable hand. I've gotten some nice jolts off of that, but never one QUITE that good.



I like doing that in UTH. Once you see that Ace there's no need to look at the 2nd card; just bet 4x.
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February 20th, 2014 at 12:58:39 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

I like doing that in UTH. Once you see that Ace there's no need to look at the 2nd card; just bet 4x.



Yeah, I do that too. Much fun.
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February 20th, 2014 at 1:04:36 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

That's a very sweet win. I bet it stands out for you for a long time. The most fun on 3CP is to squeeze, and stop as soon as you have a playable hand. I've gotten some nice jolts off of that, but never one QUITE that good.



Never thought about that. Next time I'm gonna bend the cards midi bac style and yell MONKEY!
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February 20th, 2014 at 1:12:49 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Yeah, I do that too. Much fun.



The great thing about doing this is that it really re-inforces why 4x betting is the right move. So often, there is no drama -- you don't care what the other card is because the ace wins on its own.

And of course it's always fun when you are facing top pair and the other card is also an ace :)
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February 20th, 2014 at 2:00:17 PM permalink
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I remember a thread here about somebody not really seeing something because it was so improbable. Well, stuff happens. I remember back when AP was the main source of new about a woman during the Korean war who had a baby on the same exact day he husband was killed in Korea. But that's just the start. She remarried, another military man, she had another baby and on that day her 2nd husband was killed in Vietnam.

But this is my most improbable story. A lumberjack ( really ) in the Northwest bought a $1 ticket and won $100,000 in a Canadaian lottery. A bit of money in the 1970's. He bought a farm and decided to buy a race horse. Put aside $15,000 and then had to go partners to buy a horse for $17,500. Didn't get much of a race horse for that price, even then.

But the horse had a front leg that bent slightly outwards. Could not afford a fancy trainer, so he got a guy who was training steeple chase horses mostly. Damn horse was so clumsy the trainer nicknamed him Baby Huey. Now just getting a horse to the race track is a long shot, let alone winning a race. This horse won first time out. I will skip ahead to the Kentucky Derby.

Very few horses get to that race. Well, Baby Huey, lived up to his name. Banged his head against the starting gate hard enough to start bleeding from the mouth. Still bleeding when he crossed the finish line 1st. Of course he goes on to win the Triple Crown. Something only 11 horses have ever done.

But add a few more zero's to the odds of this happening as he is the only horse to have done it undefeated.

Yes, it's SEATTLE SLEW

But not all fairy tales have a happy ending. His son SWALE won the Belmont and died before the year was out.

He had a daughter named Landaluce. She was voted American Champion Filly in 1982 POSTHUMOUSLY.


Not that I don't believe you Buzz (I know nothing about horse racing), but I find it odd that Seattle Slew's Wikipedia page doesn't mention anything about the clumsiness or Baby Huey nickname.
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February 20th, 2014 at 2:01:20 PM permalink
Quote: ChampagneFireball

Playing 3-card at Harrah's and almost out of money. Bet remainder and have an extra $5 (if I play) so I put it on on the 6-card $1 million shot. Look at first two cards: four and another four. I play and don't bother looking at next card. Pair is good enough. This is the only time I've bet the 6-card or and only time I've looked at less than my whole hand. I have no chips left.

Dealer has a straight with a 4 in it. I'm bummed, but I win with trips on the 6-card. Dealer turns over my cards, knowing I don't know the last card, and slowly spreads it out. The remaining card is the case 4. I win! 6-card wins!

While getting 3 fours isn't that unlikely, doing it when you need it to beat a straight is, and even more unlikely that you bet the 6-card that hand and get the four fours.


Forgive me as I have not played much at tables that have the 6 card bet - what does 4OAK pay? I know the big million dollar jackpot is for a 6-card straight flush, right?
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February 20th, 2014 at 2:24:45 PM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

Not that I don't believe you Buzz (I know nothing about horse racing), but I find it odd that Seattle Slew's Wikipedia page doesn't mention anything about the clumsiness or Baby Huey nickname.




That's ONE , Ok

One reason the horse was such a bargain was he was born with a right front foot that curved outward. He naturally swayed to the outside when he ran. Slew's new owners turned the horse over to trainer Billy Turner, who found him so clumsy that he nicknamed him Baby Huey.

https://espn.go.com/classic/biography/s/Seattle_Slew.html
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February 20th, 2014 at 2:35:35 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

I got a back to back 4oak on video poker, but this probably happens a lot.



You forget about this already? *facepalm*



Mine in the casino probably the dealt Royal I got at Flamingo. Then probably a 20X multiplier at double STP at Margaritaville. Then probably back to back quads at McCarran of all places...I get bored...lol

Online, it's easily getting dealt 75432 in triple draw lowball within 16 hands at the table. Details/math discussed in thread below.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=36299004&postcount=17

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