Because the chip leader was moved over to the deepest corner of Playground’s airplane-hanger-sized tournament poker room (table 17), we decided to walk over to take a look. We were not disappointed.
While Georges Riendeau didn’t take part in any of the two hands we witnessed, the ones we did see were some true beauties. And rare!
The crazyness started when Patrick Tranquille saw some preflop betting and felt strong enough to shove. He did, and was insta-called by Eric Lachappelle. Both players turned over aces, and the board changed nothing, chopping the pot between the two.
The very next hand the players were still twittering about the Aces v Aces showdown when Patrick’s neighbor on the left, Luc Trung Ly, took his turn up to bat and shoved preflop. This was (again) insta-called by Eric.
The players couldn’t believe their eyes and erupted in boisterous chatter when both Eric and Ly each flipped over their pocket aces – again! While the board didn’t help either player and the pot was chopped up between them, it was still quite a series of hands.
What are the odds of that happening? We can’t say for certain, but it certainly extremely low, and it is very possible this was the first back-to-back Aces v Aces shove of 2019 here at Playground.
The games continue!