Sunday, November 6, 2011
What are the odds?
Above: The Magnolia State (Fall Classic) Poker Tournament is being held for the next 10 days at the Horseshoe Casino in Robinsonville (Tunica) MS.
The starting stack in the tournament I played yesterday was 15,000. I stayed at that level forever, it seemed -- I was keeping up with the blinds and antes, but that was about it.
When the blinds were 800/1600 with an ante I can't remember, I picked up ♠A ♥A and raised to 4100. Everyone folded and I showed. "Too bad, no action," "Unlucky," etc. were the comments.
On the very next hand, I again picked up ♠A ♥A. Not only two aces but the same two suits!
What are the odds of this. We all know that once out of 220 deals, you might get A-A, but I mean of the same suit? I'm bet that the Poker Grump could figure it out. Does anyone know?
What happened on the deal? Another short stack (similar to mine) re-raised all in with 9-9. I called, of course, and my hand held, putting me back in the game. Nothing jump-starts a blah game like pocket aces.
Photo taken earlier with my P&S.