If You Play Poker Long Enough

We continue playing poker – having fun. Things were better a few months ago, I’ll admit. Still, we’re up and haven’t put anything in our account since the first deposit in August 2003.

As you play over longer periods of time, you end up seeing some improbable things. I was playing in a $15+$1 tournament when the following happened. The tournament chips referred to are sort of like points, not dollars. The top three finishers win real money… but not in the thousands.

PokerStars Game #750408265: Tournament #2933737, Hold’em No Limit –

Level VI (100/200) – 2004/10/07 – 03:45:01 (ET)

Table ‘2933737 1’ Seat #7 is the button

Seat 1: growlers (6940 in chips)

Seat 2: coolhandluck (906 in chips)

Seat 5: oneheadlight (2689 in chips)

Seat 7: ctwxman (2965 in chips)

growlers: posts small blind 100

coolhandluck: posts big blind 200

*** HOLE CARDS ***

Dealt to ctwxman [4c 4h]

oneheadlight: calls 200

ctwxman: raises 200 to 400

growlers: folds

coolhandluck: folds

oneheadlight: raises 200 to 600

ctwxman: calls 200

*** FLOP *** [2c 4d Ks]

oneheadlight: bets 400

ctwxman: raises 1965 to 2365 and is all-in

oneheadlight: calls 1689 and is all-in

growlers said, “wow”

*** TURN *** [2c 4d Ks] [Kc]

*** RIVER *** [2c 4d Ks Kc] [4s]

*** SHOW DOWN ***

oneheadlight: shows [Kh Kd] (four of a kind, Kings)

ctwxman: shows [4c 4h] (four of a kind, Fours)

oneheadlight collected 5678 from pot

coolhandluck said, “lol”

*** SUMMARY ***

Total pot 5678 | Rake 0

Board [2c 4d Ks Kc 4s]

Seat 1: growlers (small blind) folded before Flop

Seat 2: coolhandluck (big blind) folded before Flop

Seat 5: oneheadlight showed [Kh Kd] and won (5678) with four of a kind,


Seat 7: ctwxman (button) showed [4c 4h] and lost with four of a kind, Fours

In case that was tough to follow, I ended up with four of a kind! Unfortunately, so did someone else. His were Kings which beat my Fours.

Luckily, when I went ‘all in,’ the guy who ended up with the 4 – Kings had a little less money than I did. So I had $276 in tournament chips after this hand. I was able to hold on and finish 2nd and win a few bucks.

One thought on “If You Play Poker Long Enough”

  1. Geoff,

    Glad to see a poker post, as that is why I started reading here in the first place. I saw the same thing last week. Only I had A’s and he had J’s. Tough beat to take. Anyway, I enjoy the poker blogging, so keep at it.


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