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The Joy of Being Suited

[user169806] • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

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.

Jelassi: {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Nuutinen: {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}

The {J-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} flop improved both player to two pair, but the same two pair and a split pot was on the cards. Or was it? The {9-Diamonds} turn gifted a flush draw to Nuutinen, a flush draw that came in with the arrival of the {6-Diamonds} on the river. Ouch!

Tagovi: Jorma NuutinenRamzi Jelassi