Today I busted out of a tournament at the Palace in Hayward in an unusual way. The blinds were getting big and my stack was on the small side (about 5BB), so I went All In with A-5 off suit.
I had one caller, who turned over A-4 off suit. I figured I was in good shape as his only out was a 4.
The flop comes 2-3-10. Immediately I noticed that I had a gut shot straight draw, and the four I was worried about would now help me rather than hurt me, giving me a straight. Cool! I'm home free!
An observer speaks out and says "wow, nobody wants a pair." It didn't really occur to me what he meant by that until the hand was over.
The turn comes 8, no help. The river comes 5!
At this point I see that I have a pair of fives and he didn't get his four, so I clapped and said "yes!" thinking I had won.
Not so fast, my paired-up fives game HIM the straight. Now I know what that guy meant by "nobody wants a pair".
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