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28th Aug '17 6:51:02 PM thatother1dude
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** Spoofed some more when Mr. Burns wins a basketball team and millions of dollars in a single hand... which he wins with a nine-high. His opponent had a seven. Seven-high is actually the lowest poker hand you can have. To have a seven-high, you need a two, a seven, and exactly[[note]]all four of them would complete the 7-high straight[[/note]] three of the four cards from 3 to 6. If you had hand where the highest card was a six, you'd either have at least one pair, or it would be a straight, and a five or lower would always require a pair. In other words: The only way you can win with seven-high is if you bluff your opponent successfully. Bad for you if he is [[TooDumbToFool bad enough]] to call with any pair. Or any high card. Or even nine-high, which is ''[[UpToEleven worse than most bluffs]]''.

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** Spoofed some more Comically [[InvertedTrope inverted]] when Mr. Burns wins a basketball team and millions of dollars in a single hand... which he wins with a nine-high. His opponent had a seven. Seven-high seven, which is actually the lowest ''lowest'' poker hand you can have. To have a seven-high, you need a two, a seven, and exactly[[note]]all four of them would complete the 7-high straight[[/note]] three of the four cards from 3 to 6. If you had hand where the highest card was a six, you'd either have at least one pair, or it would be a straight, and a five or lower would always require a pair. In other words: The only way you can win with seven-high is if you bluff your opponent successfully. Bad for you if he is [[TooDumbToFool bad enough]] to call with any pair. Or any high card. Or even nine-high, which is ''[[UpToEleven worse than most bluffs]]''.
28th Aug '17 6:49:30 PM NineballCirno
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*** It's been done [[http://www.wsop.com/news/2011/Jul/3478/HOW-SWEDE-IT-IS-SWEDENS-ALEX-ANTER-WINS-777928-WITH-ROYAL-FLUSH-ON-FINAL-HAND.html]] at the World Series of Poker (ok, that's Hold 'Em, which has better odd of getting a royal flush, but still a long shot)

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*** It's been done *** [[http://www.wsop.com/news/2011/Jul/3478/HOW-SWEDE-IT-IS-SWEDENS-ALEX-ANTER-WINS-777928-WITH-ROYAL-FLUSH-ON-FINAL-HAND.html]] html It's been done]] at the World Series of Poker (ok, that's Hold 'Em, which has better odd of getting a royal flush, but still a long shot)



* In the ''WesternAnimation/DofusTheTreasuresOfKerubim'' episode Ecaflip City part 2, both poker games shown follow this trope, as well as AbsurdlyHighStakesPokerGame. The first game resulted in 3s over 10s, Jacks over Kings, 4 Queens, and 4 Aces, the later drawn purely by luck on the last round. In the second game, a J-7 straight is beaten by an A-10 straight. Justified in that they were being manipulated by the god of luck.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DofusTheTreasuresOfKerubim'' episode Ecaflip City part 2, both poker games shown follow this trope, as well as AbsurdlyHighStakesPokerGame.AbsurdlyHighStakesGame. The first game resulted in 3s over 10s, Jacks over Kings, 4 Queens, and 4 Aces, the later drawn purely by luck on the last round. In the second game, a J-7 straight is beaten by an A-10 straight. Justified in that they were being manipulated by the god of luck.



* [[http://youtu.be/Z-6Sz-u56gM?t=5m10s]] Double Crit; all on the vanguard. Izumi Kitta, the voice actress of Misaki Tokura, in [[stark contract]] with the character she voices often wins through double triggers after often breaking her opponent's guard. This has lead to her nickname "Izuqualia."

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* [[http://youtu.be/Z-6Sz-u56gM?t=5m10s]] be/Z-6Sz-u56gM?t=5m10s Double Crit; all on the vanguard. vanguard]]. Izumi Kitta, the voice actress of Misaki Tokura, in [[stark contract]] stark contrast with the character she voices often wins through double triggers after often breaking her opponent's guard. This has lead to her nickname "Izuqualia."
28th Aug '17 6:37:47 PM thatother1dude
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--->'''Louie:''' Six queens. Read 'em and weep.
--->'''Fat Tony:''' Uh-uh-uh, ''seven'' queens.

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--->'''Louie:''' [[CardSharp Six queens. queens.]] Read 'em and weep.
--->'''Fat
weep.\\
'''Fat
Tony:''' Uh-uh-uh, ''seven'' ''[[FlockOfWolves seven]]'' queens.
2nd Jul '17 11:20:39 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** {{Subverted|Trope}} in a World Championship match where Kai Budde is about to lose but draws a Morphling, the one card in his deck that can turn the game around for him. After he wins, people comment on his incredible luck but more GenreSavvy players and commentators quickly pointed out that Kai's deck is full of card drawing and deck manipulation cards. For the last dozen or so turns he has been using these cards to dig deeper into his deck and maximized his odds of drawing the Morphling. It was still lucky for him to get it on that turn but he only got it because his superior playing skills got him to that point.

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** {{Subverted|Trope}} in a World Championship match where Kai Budde is about to lose but draws a Morphling, the one card in his deck that can turn the game around for him. After he wins, people comment on his incredible luck but more GenreSavvy players and commentators quickly pointed out that Kai's deck is full of card drawing and deck manipulation cards. For the last dozen or so turns he has been using these cards to dig deeper into his deck and maximized his odds of drawing the Morphling. It was still lucky for him to get it on that turn but he only got it because his superior playing skills got him to that point.
30th Jun '17 6:52:01 AM Ccook1956
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* "Deal Me Out" has Hawkeye, Trapper, Henry, Klinger, Dr. Freedman and Captain Pak at their weekly poker game. Henry throws down his hand in disgust as Klinger shows a full house (aces over tens), making it seem like he just missed it--when all he had were two deuces.

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* ** "Deal Me Out" has Hawkeye, Trapper, Henry, Klinger, Dr. Freedman and Captain Pak at their weekly poker game. Henry throws down his hand in disgust as Klinger shows a full house (aces over tens), making it seem like he just missed it--when all he had were two deuces.
30th Jun '17 6:51:20 AM Ccook1956
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* "Deal Me Out" has Hawkeye, Trapper, Henry, Klinger, Dr. Freedman and Captain Pak at their weekly poker game. Henry throws down his hand in disgust as Klinger shows a full house (aces over tens), making it seem like he just missed it--when all he had were two deuces.
14th Jun '17 8:46:47 AM thexrossd
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** Yuya from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has the tendency to draw his three main Pendulum Monsters (Stargazer Magician, Timegazer Magician, and Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon) in his first turn or only a few turns later. Though in episode 22, he starts with a dead hand, having six high-level monsters that cannot be Pendulum Summoned because his highest scale would be to low to summon anyone of them. He draws his Timegazer Magician in his third turn and then summons five monsters at once, but he is still followed with terrible luck in the very same turn. As of later episodes, Yuya's starting to get less lucky with his draws, forcing him to use the cards he has and sometimes not even drawing one of his Magicians.

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** Yuya from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has the tendency to draw his three main Pendulum Monsters (Stargazer Magician, Timegazer Magician, and Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon) in his first turn or only a few turns later. Though in episode 22, he starts with a dead hand, having six high-level monsters that cannot be Pendulum Summoned because his highest scale would be to too low to summon anyone any of them. He draws his Timegazer Magician in his third turn and then summons five monsters at once, but he is still followed with terrible luck in the very same turn. As of later episodes, Yuya's starting to get less lucky with his draws, forcing him to use the cards he has and sometimes not even drawing one of his Magicians.
23rd May '17 11:24:02 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheSundowners'': OK, fine, it isn't poker. But the story would have us believe that Paddy guessed right at "two-up", a coin-flip game, ''nineteen times in a row''.
20th May '17 11:49:47 AM BrendanRizzo
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** Johan uses a deck consisting of the seven Gem Beasts, of which there are only one of each. This means that Johan has only seven monsters in his entire 40-card deck (and Rainbow Dragon, but that has a special summoning condition). Despite this, he never has a problem drawing at least two Gem Beasts in his opening hand.

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** Johan uses a deck consisting of the seven Gem Beasts, of which there are only one of each. This means that Johan has only seven monsters in his entire 40-card deck (and Rainbow Dragon, but that has a special summoning condition).condition, and he doesn't have it till the end of the Season). Despite this, he never has a problem drawing at least two Gem Beasts in his opening hand. This would almost be justifiable if his other cards let him search for his Monsters, or recycle them when they leave the field, but this is not the case.



** Taizan relies on Miracle Draw, which inflicts 1000 damage to his opponent each time he correctly guesses what card he will draw, and 1000 damage to himself if he guesses wrong. He trained to "draw better" by dropping out of school and pulling cards out of a waterfall, enabling him to use Miracle Draw effectively. Jaden tried to make an aesop about not relying on predicting what you would draw... [[BrokenAesop before shuffling his deck and pulling out the card he needed]]. Its pointed out that Damon's extensive "drawing training" has caused the rest of his Dueling skills to atrophy. We see characters in other YGO series later practice drawing in much the same way, though.

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** Taizan relies on Miracle Draw, which inflicts 1000 damage to his opponent each time he correctly guesses what card he will draw, and 1000 damage to himself if he guesses wrong. He trained to "draw better" by dropping out of school and pulling cards out of a waterfall, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext enabling him to use Miracle Draw effectively. Jaden effectively]]. Judai tried to make an aesop about not relying on predicting what you would draw... [[BrokenAesop before shuffling his deck and pulling out the card he needed]]. Its (It is at this point that one knows for certain that [[StealthParody the writers were taking the piss]].) It's pointed out that Damon's Taizan's extensive "drawing training" has caused the rest of his Dueling skills to atrophy. We see characters in other YGO series later practice drawing in much the same way, though.
14th May '17 4:04:46 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheyMadeMeACriminal'': The juvenile delinquents from Rafferty Farm rope a spoiled rich kid into a game of poker. The rich kid, who knows nothing about poker, draws a straight. When they trick him into thinking a straight is a bad hand, he draws four more cards, and draws a straight flush.
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