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14th Jan '18 3:04:33 PM bfunc
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** Specifically, Big Jule demands that they play with his personal dice. No, they aren't loaded... they're ''blank'', but "this is not a problem, because Big Jule remembers where the spots were".

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** Specifically, Big Jule demands that they play with his personal dice. No, they aren't loaded... they're ''blank'', but "this is not a problem, because ''blank''. Big Jule remembers had the spots taken off "for luck", but he "remember[s] where the spots formerly were".
14th Jan '18 3:02:02 PM bfunc
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** Specifically, Big Jule demands that they play with his personal dice. No, they aren't loaded... they're ''blank'', but "this is not a problem, because Big Jule remembers where the spots were".
28th Nov '17 9:50:48 AM MBG
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* In ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' it's called 'god drawing' or 'godhanding', and occasionally 'topdecking' (though 'topdecking' often refers explicitly to drawing cards when you have nothing in your hand). Due to the anime, it is also often called 'destiny draw' or 'heart of the cards'.

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* In ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' it's called 'god drawing' or 'godhanding', and occasionally 'topdecking' (though 'topdecking' often refers explicitly to drawing cards when you have nothing in your hand). Due to the anime, it is also often called 'destiny draw' or 'heart of the cards'. A number of cards, including The Seventh One, Palladium Oracle Mahad, Symbol of Friendship, and Infernity Archfiend, are even designed with this in mind, only being usable when drawn and having the power to turn a duel around if you pull them off.
1st Nov '17 6:07:58 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/CanyonPassage'', TheGamblingAddict George loses on a king high straight to ProfessionalGambler Lestrade, who has an ace high straight. The movie is unclear if Lestrade is cheating (which Hi implies) or if George is just ''that'' unlucky.
20th Oct '17 8:12:01 PM WaxingName
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* Subverted in part three of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Jotaro, having never played a game of poker in his life, wins a game of poker against D'arby, an expert gambler, with not only his soul, but also the souls of his friend Polnareff and his grandfather Joseph as the stakes. Despite D'arby cheating to rig the hands, Jotaro manages to bluff him out of the game by not looking at his hand, making it look like he ''might'' have used his powers to change his cards, adopting his usual poker face, and then continually raising until the stakes were just too high for D'arby to risk calling on. After the game was over, Jotaro's hand was flipped over, and it was revealed that he had absolute crap. ... And humorously admitted that if he ''had'' looked at his cards, he would've had a heart attack. Cue everyone yelling at him.

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* Subverted in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders part three three]] of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Jotaro, having never played a game of poker in his life, wins a game of poker against D'arby, an expert gambler, with not only his soul, but also the souls of his friend Polnareff and his grandfather Joseph as the stakes. Despite D'arby cheating to rig the hands, Jotaro manages to bluff him out of the game by not looking at his hand, making it look like he ''might'' have used his powers to change his cards, adopting his usual poker face, and then continually raising until the stakes were just too high for D'arby to risk calling on. After the game was over, Jotaro's hand was flipped over, and it was revealed that he had absolute crap. ... And humorously admitted that if he ''had'' looked at his cards, he would've had a heart attack. Cue everyone yelling at him.
18th Oct '17 8:08:18 PM DarthWalrus
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*** The MostTriumphantExample of this particular idiosyncrasy would probably have been one of the final Duels of ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', where BigBad Don Thousand brought out a card with 100,000 ATK points, then in the final turn, used its effect to boost himself up to 102,900 Life Points. Yuma proceeded to [[spoiler: bring out a monster with 208,000 ATK.]] Keep in mind, the strongest card in the actual game in terms of ATK has 5000 ATK and is considered far more useful for its deck-thinning potential than for its ATK score. This would be the equivalent in poker of beating a royal flush with [[UpToEleven ''two'' royal flushes.]]

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*** The MostTriumphantExample of this particular idiosyncrasy would probably have been one of the final Duels of ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', where BigBad Don Thousand brought out a card with 100,000 ATK points, then in the final turn, used its effect to boost himself up to 102,900 Life Points. Yuma proceeded to [[spoiler: bring out a monster with 208,000 ATK.]] Keep in mind, the strongest card in the actual game in terms of ATK has 5000 ATK and is considered far more useful for its deck-thinning potential than for its ATK score. This would be the equivalent in poker of beating a royal flush five aces with [[UpToEleven ''two'' royal flushes.]]five aces]] ''[[UpToEleven flush]]''.
12th Oct '17 12:21:14 AM MBG159
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** D'Arby also seemingly takes pains to avoid this in the prior hand (assuming he was rigging it that well), where Jotaro is dealt two pair, which D'Arby beats with a simple higher two pair. Presumably, he wanted Jotaro to think the hands ''weren't'' rigged.
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.
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'''Fat
Tony:''' Uh-uh-uh, ''seven'' ''[[FlockOfWolves seven]]'' queens.
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