A Straight Flush Or Thirty-One

A straight flush is a very rare hand at poker, certainly live, but on-line it is not at all uncommon. The following screengrabs were collected from 2007 to date. They are by no means all mine, and are taken from various poker sites including Full Tilt Poker (currently in the doldrums but shortly to be resurrected), PokerStars and Titan. They are presented here in chronological order. There are two from the same day, January 11, 2011; I have no idea which came first but clearly they were literally hours apart. Other times, it may be weeks or even months before a particular player sees one; as with roulette, the wheel has no memory, or algorithm in this case!


April 21, 2008: An uncalled straight flush from a cash game.


January 5, 2009: A straight flush in a limit Omaha hi lo tournament on Full Tilt Poker.


January 16, 2009: A straight flush in a tournament on Party Poker.


January 17, 2009: A straight flush in a cash game on Titan Poker.


January 24, 2009: Another straight flush in a pot limit Omaha hi lo cash game on Titan Poker.


January 28, 2009: A straight flush in a stud hi lo cash game on Full Tilt Poker.


February 5, 2009: Another straight flush in a stud hi lo cash game on Full Tilt Poker.


February 24, 2009: A straight flush at limit Omaha hi lo on UltimateBet - unpaid.


March 30, 2009: A straight flush in a pot limit Omaha hi lo cash game on Full Tilt Poker.


June 7, 2009: A straight flush in a freeroll on Ladbrokes.


August 24, 2009: A straight flush in a tournament on William Hill.


May 1, 2010: A straight flush in a cash game on Full Tilt Poker.


May 18, 2010: Another straight flush in a tournament on William Hill.


May 23, 2010: A straight flush in a stud hi lo tournament on Full Tilt Poker.


June 14-5, 2010: A late night straight flush on Absolute Poker.


June 16, 2010: A straight flush in a cash game on William Hill.


June 25, 2010: A straight flush in a nano-stakes cash game on Full Tilt Poker.


August 1, 2010: A straight flush scoops the pot in a small stakes pot limit Omaha hi lo cash game on William Hill.


January 11, 2011: A straight flush in a nano-stakes pot limit Omaha hi lo cash game on Full Tilt Poker.


January 11, 2011: A second straight flush the same day, scooping in a small stakes pot limit Omaha hi lo cash game.


January 20, 2011: A flopped straight flush in a cash game on Full Tilt Poker.


February 13, 2011: Another straight flush in a cash game on Full Tilt Poker.


March 2, 2011: Yet another straight flush in a low limit cash game on Full Tilt Poker.


March 9, 2011: A garbage hand makes a straight flush in a limit Omaha hi lo tournament. And wins half the pot!


April 19, 2011: Another garbage hand wins half the pot with a straight flush in an Omaha hi lo limit tournament on William Hill.


February 28, 2012: A straight flush in a tournament, scooping the pot with a wheel.


March 6, 2012: A straight flush in a late night cash game on Party Poker in the small hours.


March 12, 2012: A straight flush on Party Poker, scooping the pot with a wheel.


March 23, 2012: A straight flush in a hi lo turbo tournament on Party Poker.


August 26, 2012: A straight flush in a tournament on WPT Poker.


February 2, 2014: A straight flush on PokerStars. Scooping the pot with a wheel is one thing. Alas, cashing is another entirely. Sigh.

[The above was published originally as a blog October 2, 2012. When I checked the original on August 18, 2014, all but one of the original thirty-one screengrabs had been deleted. I have no regrets now whatsoever with being kicked off that site. Also, one of the screengrabs - the widget one - appears to have been lost forever, so I have added another, the very last one. Finally, here I have put the two straight flushes from January 11, 2011 in the right order, the straight flush on Full Tilt definitely came first].


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