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    Default how many straight/royal flushes have you gotten? How long have you been playing?

    I just got a royal flush and I realized its the only straight/royal flush I have had since I started playing back in August. I was curious and looked up the odds and its was ridiculous how small the chances were. I got 649,740 to 1.

    I was wondering how many royal/straight flushes the people here who have been playing for huge periods of time for many years have gotten.

    Like can you guys keep track, or what? I'm just curious as to how many the people here have gotten since they started playing.

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    Lucky you!

    I've been playing for about 12 years and I honestly don't know how many royal and straight flushes I've had. It would just be a complete guess... and a very low number for the royal flush.

    Did you flop your royal flush? The odds are much lower if you use your best five cards from seven (such as in hold'em).... 30,939.

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    According to my PT3 I've had 4 royals. I'd have to look to see out of how many hands. I've never had one playing live, though I only do that at the free bar games or occasional home games mostly.

    Straight flushes I have no idea.
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    I got one royal in 2.25 years of poker most of whch was 1000 sit and goes.
    I got beat once by a straight flush when I had the ace high flush. It was at a live $3/$6 low limit holdem game so I only lost about $80 after I re-raised until I ran out of chips.

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    Welcome to the forum!

    I can count the str8 flushes I've gotten on one hand; a few online and a few in live cards...
    I picked up a royal only once, at Hollywood Casino outside Cincinnati. I knew I had the nut flush when the river hit a ten of spades, as I held the AQ spades in my hand... But I was worried about the board being paired, so I checked it at the end. I tossed my cards face up, and I didn't even know I had the royal until people started congratulating me.
    "why the hell didn't you bet that?" everyone asked.
    "Uh, because I thought someone might have had a boat, and would bet it for me," I sheepishly replied.
    Someone said "call the floor, they'll give you something for that."
    So I got all excited, thinking "$500? $1000?"
    The floor guy goes "don't worry, I got ya covered. Relax, don't get up. Keep playing, I'll bring it out to the table for ya".

    I'm waiting for someone to come over with a hand-pay or something like that; he finally walks over with a beige windbreaker.

    It's nice.

    It says "Royal Flush Club" on the front.

    It's beige.

    A few weeks later, I'm playing at the Naples greyhound track in South Florida, and they paid $5000 every day for a Royal, and $25,000 one day a month as a bonus.

    The day I happened to be there.

    So, on the one hand, a windbreaker, on the other, $25,000....

    It is a nice windbreaker, though.

    Anyone want to buy it for 25 grand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harald Zone View Post
    I got beat once by a straight flush when I had the ace high flush.
    When playing in a live tournament last year I got a straight flush and a guy with an ace high flush only called. I still can't believe he didn't raise! It felt like I'd lost the hand.

    Quote Originally Posted by Queso View Post
    I picked up a royal only once, at Hollywood Casino outside Cincinnati....
    I said 'windbreaker' to myself after reading that line. I remember the story well.

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    Yesterday I spent several hours on a couple of stock photography websites, looking for poker related images (for this site). 9 out of 10 images that show the winning hand are.... yep you guessed it.... royal flushes!

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    Not sure how many straight flushes I`ve had but I`ve had 2 Royals in about 5 years. This was the second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post



    I said 'windbreaker' to myself after reading that line. I remember the story well.
    LOL I was thinking "this sounds familiar . . ."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queso View Post
    I'm waiting for someone to come over with a hand-pay or something like that; he finally walks over with a beige windbreaker.

    It's nice.

    It says "Royal Flush Club" on the front.

    It's beige.
    Does anyone else find it odd that a beige windbreaker was beige??

    I have to call out Queso on his claim of only receiving one Royal so far in his playing career ... he obviously has forgotten about the one he won at Timmy Magic's Poker Palace. We were both in the hand ... I had quads and Queso had a Royal when it was noticed that we both held an . The floorman ruled it a fouled deck but awarded Queso a "Pity Windbreaker".

    I'm not sure it that one was beige. Are they always beige?
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