Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

King Karma

Shamus • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

A short-stacked player in middle position pushed all in and it folded around to the player in the big blind who made the call. The caller tabled his hand -- {A-Clubs}{10-Hearts} -- then stood to get a look at his opponent's {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}.

"Kings?!" he said. "Dude... you're about to get beat."

The flop came {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and the kings were still good, but the turn brought the {A-Spades}. Then came the river... the {K-Clubs}! The table couldn't help but offer remarks on the remark.

"It's because you said it," said one. "I sit here quiet as a clam 99% of the time and don't win," said the failed prognosticator, attempting to defend his preflop hubris. "I figured one time I'd be a little... robustful and maybe I'd win."

It's a theory.