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Ace Magnets

[user162117] • Level 3: 100-200, 25 ante

If we've done the math properly, an ace flops 22% of the time in Hold'em. But for some players, that percentage seems to rocket up closer to 100% when they're holding pocket kings. Such was Kitty Kuo's fate in a recent hand against Kai Sheng Yang.

We missed the pre-flop action, but Kuo was in the big blind for an ace-high flop of {j-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}. She checked to Yang, then called a bet of 1,200. She also checked the {3-Hearts} turn. Yang didn't slow down, firing another 3,500 into the pot. Kuo eyeballed Yang's stack, cut out what looked like raising chips, and tanked for a few minutes. She finally flashed {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades} and mucked her hand.