Straight flushes are rare, but they do happen. Here’s a real hand that was played 7/9/2010 during the 2010 WSOP Main Event.
Annie Duke had an opponent all in for his last 55,000 or so.
- The best hand that Annie can improve to is a straight flush.
- The best hand that her opponent can improve to is a full house.
Neither Annie’s nor her opponent’s hand is improved by the Turn. Annie still leads with the wheel.
At first glance, it looks like the opponent is going to take the hand with a full house (deuces full of fours). BUT – the deuce is the deuce of diamonds and completes the straight flush for Annie who now has A, 2, 3, 4 & 5 of diamonds! This type of straight flush is called a Steel Wheel.
Annie won the pot and her opponent was sent to the rails.
Originally recorded at WSOP: Annie Duke vs Opponent