Weaker players are often berated for playing any two suited cards, but having two hole cards of the same suit can sometimes pay dividends — just ask Jorma Nuutinen.
The action folded to Ramzi Jelassi in late position and he opened to 40,000. Nuutinen was next to act and he moved all-in, forcing the other players from the pot. Jelassi asked for an official count and when he was told 143,000, Jelassi called.
The flop improved both player to two pair, but the same two pair and a split pot was on the cards. Or was it? The turn gifted a flush draw to Nuutinen, a flush draw that came in with the arrival of the on the river. Ouch!