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.
Her opponent had:
The Flop came:
Annie has a wheel (A, 2, 3, 4, 5) and a flush draw (4 diamonds). Her opponent has two pair (2s and 4s).
- 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.
The Turn was:
Neither Annie’s nor her opponent’s hand is improved by the Turn. Annie still leads with the wheel.
The River came:
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