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Eli Elezra Shares Photo Of Unlikely Runout In Split-Pot Mixed Game

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The holiday season hasn’t seemed to slow down the high-stakes cash game action much at Bellagio this week, which played host to a record-breaking WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic main event last week in Las Vegas.

Four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Eli Elezra was in one of the mixed games, and happened to capture a brutal runout for one player who appeared to have a lock on at least half the pot in a hand of pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better.

On a board reading 9Spade Suit 3Spade Suit 3Diamond Suit 2Diamond Suit, two players got it all in and decided to run it twice.

One player held ADiamond Suit 3Heart Suit 4Diamond Suit 5Diamond Suit for trips, the nut flush draw, and the nut low draw, while the other had a stranglehold on at least the high half of the pot with AClub Suit 2Club Suit 9Club Suit 9Heart Suit for a full house.

According to the Card Player Poker Odds Calculator, although a split pot would occur a little more than half of the time (when a low card hits the river), the player with the nines full should still win the high half 95 percent of the time, and scoop when there is no low possible (on the first runout).

Unfortunately for the favorite, the poker gods were not kind, and delivered the 6Diamond Suit on the first board to give the underdog a straight flush. To add insult to injury, the second board brought out the 3Club Suit, the case three in the deck, to give the underdog quads and the unlikely scoop.

 
 
 
 

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shakhtar
10 months ago

So the guy with the full house with 71.25% equity running it once slightly decreases to 70.64% equity by running it twice, and instead of 2/40 chance giving him nothing, he gets nothing with a 1/780 chance. Would the 4.9% chance of him getting a quarter pot made the blogs too? YAAAAAAAAAAAAAWN.

 
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Patrick123
10 months ago

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A FULL HOUSE,WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO RUN ANYTHING TWICE,THE IDI0T DESERVED TO LOSE THE HIGH as well.

 
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