Nearly every poker player that has ever played a hand of live poker — or online — has called out a flop. Of course, very few are very successful with their calls.
But that wasn’t the case during a recent stream of a Lone Star Poker Series event, the Ultimate Monster, which was held at the Champions Poker Club in Houston. The tournament was down to a final table when Troy Clogston was dealt JJ against Don Iyengar’s AJ.
You can watch how the hand unfold below.
Like many other final table hands in a tournament, the two strong hands led to an all-in situation.
Clogston, who thought he was initially behind more than he was, called out three low cards — ten, nine, eight.
The flop of ten, nine, eight drew some chuckles from the table. “You know how hard that is for that come up?” asked a player.
“4 of spades” Clogston said quietly to another player before the next card was dealt exactly that – the 4 of spades. By this time, those viewing the game could hardly believe their eyes. A player asked Clogston what was coming next.
Without hesitation, Clogston declared “2 of hearts,” perhaps said because it was the most benign cards in the deck.
Sure, enough, the two of hearts came on the river, before the players immediately had to get up and leave the table in astonishment. “Stop! That didn’t happen! I’m done. I’m done.”
Although Iyengar was knocked out in the hand, he now has an epic story to tell. For his part, Clogston finished the tournament in third place with Pedro Rios ultimately taking down the tournament for a $9,447 prize.