Those words I obviously hear a few times a night. Last night it was Kings vs Aces and the kings lost. Now I don’t want to go into statistics and bore you with the obscene exact odds of how often this should occur. I’m going to give you examples of about how often I see some REAL coolers not just your AA vs KK. On average I would say I deal about 60,000 hands a year so taking that into account you can figure how long the odds really are.
- AA vs KK- I see this about once or twice a week. Generally things escalate pretty quickly and its just left with these 2 hands.
- AA vs AA- I see this one about 3 or 4 times a year. Up until this last year they had always chopped, but last year they got beaten outright twice and one time the one AA hit a 4 card flush to win.
- Set over set over set on the flop- About once every 10 years this rare occurrence happens. Happened last month. The 3 sets slow played it and 10-6 hits a gut shot on the turn and made them ALL pay. Was pretty gross. Don’t slow play.
- Nut flush vs straight flush-Once every 2 to 3 years I see this one. The disgusted look on the nut flushes face as he gets re-raised and looks down at the board shaking his head, knowing only one hand beats him. This is 3 suit on the board and 2 in the hand variety.
- Set over set and underset hits quads-Once in every 7 to 8 years. Another disgusting hand where a couple guys go nuts with their sets and the board pairs, magical, the over set thinks. The amazing one outer.
- Set over set- Just the standard variety, it actually happens about once a month. Not as often as you think.
- 2 flopped flushes-couple times a week. Usually K4 suited vs A5 suited. ouch
- 3 flopped flushes-Once a year or 2. Not as easily done and always a nice pot.
- Flopped set loses to runner runner quads- About every 5 years or so I will see the flopped set licking his lips as the guy with a pair keeps betting, then he hits his trips and gets check raised, wondering WTF. Then hitting the quads on the river with 3 on the board and the set shocked in disbelief knowing that all the guy needs is a stupid J2 for quads. Ish
- Straight flush on the board-once in lifetime. Thats my odds so far. Right after I opened the table, new deck. Oops, shouldve shuffled better. I’ve heard of a fellow dealer putting a royal on the board. This is just legend.
- Quads on the board-1 or 2 times a year.
- 4 card straight flush on the board with 2 players each having the opposite ends-straight flush over straight flush, the easy way. Happens about once every 3 or 4 years.
- Gave a guy quads 2 hands in a row, and then a straight flush 2 hands later. Crazy odds.
- Gave a guy 11 winning hands in a row, talk about a heater.
- Burn and turn, dealer mistake of putting out the next card before action is complete. You have to reshuffle that card in and put out a new card among the shuffled cards. I put the exact same card out again, one time. Guess it was fate that the Jack of diamonds will be the river.
- At least once a night someone raises the turn on a draw and makes it on the river. Donkey.
- Dealt a guy aces 3 hands in a row. And the miracle is they won all three hands.
I really don’t want to get the statistics book out to figure out the odds, but i figure mine are pretty close. So if you have one of these rare occurrences happen to you, know you sort of know the odds and can say honestly that it really was a cooler.