A little bit of bad luck turned good in a tournament today at the Palace in Hayward.
After I limp in with Q-9 and two players follow me, the flop comes K-9-9. I know I've got a pretty good hand, so I bet 2BB hoping for a caller. The guy after me goes all-in. Hmmm....does he have a King? or the other 9? Even if he's got the other 9, I probably have him out kicked, so I still think I'm in pretty good shape and I call. We have about the same number of chips, so one of us is about to get knocked out.
He turns over A-9. One of only a couple possible hands that could be ahead of me at this point. Groan! I'm probably dead.
But then the turn comes and it's a King! We both have 9's full of kings for a chop pot.
Went on to chop the final purse at the final 5 as well.