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Tampa Bay Downs has the strangest high hand award rules

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by dewey089, Feb 19, 2015.

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  1. dewey089

    dewey089 Guru of Value

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    I'm coming into the home stretch for $400 on my quad sixes (two in my hand) when the board produces four nines and one guy holds an Ace.
    That lets him eliminate me from having the high hand, but he does not win $400.
    Because there is just $10 in the pot, the $400 is reduced to $200.
    Because his kicker does not play, the $200 is reduced to $100.
    As consolation for losing the $400, they give me $50.

    I never saw rules like these.

    Details of the day are here:
    http://foxwoodspokertr.blogspot.com/2015/02/tampa-downs-and-silks-with-wild-bill.html
     
  2. Nick61

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    Dewey,

    This might be off topic a tad. But I got an even weirder bad beat that didn't happen story. My mother was playing in a 7 card stud (yes believe it or not they once played this game, lol) game in St. Louis in the late 90's.

    Going into the final card there were 2 straight flushes in the hand (an incredibly bizarre occurrence, that I've never before witnessed in a lot of 7 card stud play)--one to the 7, the other to the 6.

    On the final card, the 6 high straight flush catches the suited 7, to make it a 7 high straight flush. So the hand becomes a tie/chop, hence no bad beat.

    The bad beat jackpot was $36,000. My mom wasn't one of those 2 hands. But that river card cost $18,000 to the person who would've been beaten, $9,000 to the one who would've won the pot. The other 4 players (they were playing 6 handed) one of which was my mom would've split the other $9,000.

    This literally blew peoples minds how they lost out. The game immediately broke up. At one point, the poker room manager told them to quiet down, or he'd summon security. The people were really busting the chops of the female dealer hard--they eventually allowed her to go home early.

    I was actually in the room playing at another table when it happened. That unquestionably is the strangest thing I've ever witnessed at a poker table.
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    dewey089 Guru of Value

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    Great story. While we work hard to develop the odds, we also need to remember that regardless of the odds, everything that is statistically possible will eventually happen.
     
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