Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Was a believer born tonight?

I got knocked out of the Mookie early, so I've been watching Cardgrrl play while I do some other work. She was getting short-stacked and in need of a double-up. I told her, via IM, to be on the lookout for a 2-4.

Frankly, I didn't think she would heed this advice, as she has continued, contrary to all the evidence, to shun and bad-mouth and fold--FOLD!--the Mighty Deuce-Four. But there are no atheists in foxholes, I guess, so when it was folded around to her in late position, she shoved. I think she was expecting just to win the blinds and antes.

The result? She got called by Q-Q and A-Q, a three-way all-in pre-flop. And how did that turn out? Well, if you know anything about 2-4, you don't even really need to look at the following screen shot:

Not just the double-up she was wanting, but a triple-up. Natch. I, for one, never had a second's doubt. The Deuce-Four laughs at opponents who come after it with pathetic holdings like Q-Q and A-Q.

She just had another double with KK vs. A-2, and now sits in 4th place, with 44 out of 101 remaining.

Will Cardgrrl finally, FINALLY admit that I have been right all along about the most powerful hand in poker? We shall see.


Memphis MOJO said...

I didn't realize she was a heathen. Maybe this will help her see the way.

Josie said...

LOL - I JUST got 2-4....raised with it and WON.

I believe!!

Rakewell said...

Josie: Perhaps you're kind of new to the blog. If you click the "deuce-four" label below the post or in the left-hand margin, you can go through the archives and see all the 2-4 stories I have collected (and the history of how I discovered it). Only those who choose not to see the plain facts could read that evidence and not become convinced of the obvious truth that it is the most powerful hand in poker.

Mike said...

Full Tilt Poker Game #21201249723: $3 + $0.30 KO Sit & Go (163397934), Table 1 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 3:24:12 ET - 2010/05/29
Seat 1: TTT06 (2,745)
Seat 2: AAR15 (4,920)
Seat 3: DAVE HAS ACES (1,922)
Seat 4: Flames Suck1234 (1,786)
Seat 5: BUDINBUDIN (4,925)
Seat 7: fcostello (7,892)
Seat 8: Gidramin (2,430)
Seat 9: belstarlet (3,725)
AAR15 posts the small blind of 80
DAVE HAS ACES posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fcostello [4d 2d]
Flames Suck1234 folds
fcostello raises to 480
Gidramin folds
belstarlet has 15 seconds left to act
belstarlet folds
TTT06 raises to 2,745, and is all in
AAR15 folds
fcostello calls 2,265
TTT06 shows [7d 7c]
fcostello shows [4d 2d]
*** FLOP *** [4s 9s 9h]
*** TURN *** [4s 9s 9h] [Jd]
*** RIVER *** [4s 9s 9h Jd] [4h]
TTT06 shows two pair, Nines and Sevens
fcostello shows a full house, Fours full of Nines
fcostello wins the pot (5,730) with a full house, Fours full of Nines
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5,730 | Rake 0
Board: [4s 9s 9h Jd 4h]
Seat 1: TTT06 (button) showed [7d 7c] and lost with two pair, Nines and Sevens
Seat 2: AAR15 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: DAVE HAS ACES (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: Flames Suck1234 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: BUDINBUDIN didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: fcostello showed [4d 2d] and won (5,730) with a full house, Fours full of Nines
Seat 8: Gidramin didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: belstarlet didn't bet (folded)

I had to test your concept.