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Over the years, we’ve captured memorable hands, many of which have become a part of poker history. In this column, we will bring you some straight flush and Royal Flush hands as reported in the PokerNews Live Updates from the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP).
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Straight Flush for Eveslage
On Day 3 of Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship, it was Level 18 (10,000-20,000) when Chad Eveslage was out of position in a heads-up pot against Matt Woodward on a board of .
Eveslage bet on the turn and Woodward called. Eveslage bet again on the river and Woodward took about a minute before calling. Eveslage turned over a monster with for a straight flush.
“That’s pretty good!” said Joey Couden.
“Did you see what I had?” asked an excited Eveslage as the table laughed. Eveslage went on to finish sixth in the tournament for $44,194.
Straight-Flush vs Ace-High Flush
On Day 1d of Event #5: $500 The Housewarming No-Limit Hold’em, it was Level 10 (1,000/2,500/2,500) when a wild run-out occurred in the orange section in Bally’s Ballroom. The action was picked up on a flop of when Ryan Conner bet 4,000 and short-stacked Tyler Chabolla made the call.
On the turn Conner bet enough to put Chabolla all in and at risk for his remaining 9,500. Chabolla called rather quickly and the cards were on their backs.
Chabolla flopped a queen-high flush but was outdrawn on the turned heart by the nut flush of Conner.
The turn gave Chabolla hope with one out now to a straight flush.
“At least I’m not drawing dead”, laughed Chabolla.
The miracle hit the river erupting the table in laughter and doubling up Chabolla with his straight flush.
On Day 1 of Event #19: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, it was Level 9 (1,000/2,000/2,000) when Eelis Pärssinen raised and received a three-bet by Julien Martini in the big blind. Only the two of them remained on the flop on which Martini bet the pot and Pärssinen called. The turn went check, check and Martini checked the on the river.
Pärssinen now bet the pot for 126,000 and that covered Martini’s remaining stack of around 113,000 and the Frenchman tank-called all-in.
“Straight flush,” Pärssinen announced and rolled over the . Martini exposed his briefly and headed to the rail.
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Royal Flush For Daly
On Day 3 of Event #32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E., it was limit hold’em in Level 32 (150,000/300,000) when Jason Daly, who was first to act, opened and Richard Bai three-bet. Daly four-bet and Bai called.
The flop came and Bai called another bet from Daly. On the turn , Daly bet again and Bai raised to put Daly all in.
Both players had the same hand, but the river gave Daly a Royal Flush! He took a photo of the board and also the pot. Daly went on to finish the tournament in third place for $85,943.
Stout Correctly Folds a Straight Flush
On Day 2 of Event #45: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed, it was Level 20 (10,000/15,000/15,000) when Matt Stout made a sick fold and relayed the hand history to PokerNews.
The player under the gun made it 25,000 and was called by the player to his left, the hijack, the button, and Stout from the big blind.
The action checked all the way down to the river and Stout led for 100,000.
It folded back to the hijack who raised to 300,000. The button then moved all in for 800,000 effective. Stout folded a straight flush to the nine and the hijack called.
The hijack turned over an ace-high flush but the button held a a straight flush to the jack.
Stout would bust shortly after but the next-level fold kept him from busting on the hand.
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Schneider Doubles Up with Straight Flush over Nut Flush
On Day 1a of Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship, it was Level 4 (200/400/400) when action was picked up as 2007 WSOP Player of the Year Tom Schneider, who was in the cutoff, called the jam from early/middle position. There was already 24,000 in the pot and the flop had come . The two had nearly identical stacks, with Schneider the player at risk by less than 1,000.
The changed nothing, but the gave the opponent the nut flush, but gave Schneider the 9 high straight flush, good enough to bust the nut flush, and collect the double up.
Romero Rivers Royal Flush in Second Hand of WSOP Main Event
On Day 1b of the 2022 WSOP Main Event, it was just the second hand of the day in Level 1 (100/200/200) when Michael Monicatti limped from under the gun and Alex Romero raised to 900 from the small blind. Monicatti called.
The flop came and Romero continued for 700. Monicatti called. The turn brought the and Romero checked over to Monicatti, who bet 1,400. Romero called.
The river was the . Romero checked and was unfortunate to get a check back.
That’s because Romero had for a royal flush in just the second hand of his 2022 Main Event. Monicatti had a laugh and flipped over , soundly beaten.
Wang Eliminated in Stunning Fashion
At the final table of the 2022 BetMGM Poker Championship $3,500 Main Event, just four players remained in Level 29 (75,000/150,000/150,000) when Michael Wang opened to 200,000 with and Joey Weissman three-bet to 2,500,000 from the small blind holding . Wang called with slightly less when the action folded back to him.
The flop came to give Weissman additional outs with a gutshot and the on the turn gave him a flush draw to go with it.
Weissman then binked the on the river for a runner-runner Royal Flush to beat the queens full of Wang, sending Wang out in absolutely brutal fashion.
Wang took the beat like a champ and even let out a laugh of disbelief as the dealer peeled off river the card that doomed him.
“I feel stunned,” Jamie Kerstetter reacted. “I can’t imagine how he feels walking out. Ugh.”
Wang took home $65,856 for finishing the tournament in fourth place, though he would go on to ship his second WSOP gold bracelet a few weeks later.
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Bonus: Neymar’s Straight Flush
While this hand wasn’t a part of the PokerNews live updates, it involved a global superstar and was captured on video by Johan ‘Yoh Viral’ Guilbert, so we thought we’d share it here.
Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.