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Royally Penalized

[user66118] • Level 2: 75-150, 0 ante
An honest mistake from Jason Duval

Simon Ravnsbaek and Jason Duval were just involved in a pot that we didn't see much of, but the story that came from it is worth passing along to you. It comes courtesy of Neil Stoddart, who's trying to show us up by taking photos and recording hands.

In any event, Ravnsbaek was the one leading the betting on a paired board that contained {A-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} {10-Hearts}. He had a made flush with {6-Hearts} {8-Hearts}, and Duval flatted his last bet on the river with a flush of his own. He knew his was better than Ravnsbaek's, but he didn't realize just how good it was. The {K-Hearts} {J-Hearts} appeared face-up on the felt, and when the table all reacted, Duval realized that he'd accidentally flatted with a Royal Flush!

The floor was called over, and Duval explained that he knew he had the nut flush, but he didn't realize it was the nuttiest of the nut flushes. The paired board mistakenly scared him off a raise, and he was apologetic as he explained his error. Intentional or not, that's a penalty, and Duval will have the next orbit off.

It was his first live Royal Flush, and it's come with a one-round penalty.

Tags: Jason DuvalSimon Ravnsbaek