First, a straight wasn’t good enough. Then Swede Patrik Falk found a flush — which was good enough for him, but not good enough for the poker gods.
We came to Falk’s table on a 9♥ 7♣ 6♣ K♣ turn with a bit more than 100k chips in the middle already.
Falk moved all-in for 60k more and his opponent, Stanislav Zegal, almost immediately called.
Falk: Q♣ J♣ (flush)
Zegal: 9♣ 9♠ (set)
Falk exclaimed “deuce! deuce!” but to no avail. The dealer turned over the K♥, giving Zegal a full house.
“Fuck my life,” Falk complained as he exited only two spots before the money.
First he folded a straight against a bluff. Then he made the right move with a flush but still lost.
Like we said: The bubble can be brutal!