I'm in the Memphis area for a couple of weeks. My buddy called Monday and wanted to go play in the poker tournament at Horseshoe Tunica. Do you really think I said no?
Now this was a $60 buy-in with 20 minute levels, so you can imagine that it's not the greatest structure, but I used it to practice playing a little "faster" than my normal game. With only 5000 starting chips, that's the right strategy anyway. Made the final table, but didn't cash -- only four players did.
In the evening they had same song, second verse -- another similar tournament, and that's where I saw this hand.
At the final table, two guys went all in. One had ♠J ♥J, and the other had ♠A ♦K -- your typical race that you will see in late stages of any tournament.
The flop was ♦J ♦2 ♣2. Wow! The guy with jacks flopped the joint. He has a lock, right? Well, not so fast. The turn was the ♠2 and the river was the ♥2, giving them both quad deuces with the ♠A playing as a kicker.
They guy who flopped the full house and lost kept whining about it the rest of the night. I don't like whining at the poker table, but you know what? I don't really blame him.
Have you seen anything worse than this?