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$3/pt OFC-Pineapple @ MGM Grand. Just a standard straight flush/boat/queens Pineapple FL hand.
The Mrs. and I were playing OFC-Pineapple with a friend. She went to FantasyLand and thought her flush/flush/Tens would be good for a big win. I had other ideas(higher flush in back/flush/ace high)which blocked the scoop and meant she only got 6 points. Our friend, however, fouled, and paid out 23 pts to her and 18 pts to me.
Pineapple Fantasy Land, $2/pt @ the Palms. Not too often one breaks up Quads.
Heads Up $5/pt OFC-P at Wynn. A Perfect Demonstration of Pineapple’s Filthiness. Note the far player’s hand – Tens Up Top, Trip 4s in the MIddle, and 2s Full in the Back. Now turn to the near player’s hand to see how the far player got SCOOPED. Aces Up Top, Trip 7s and Jacks Full. Triple Royalty can’t even scoop-block. This wasn’t Fantasy-Land either – just a standard Pineapple hand.
$5/pt OFC-P at Wynn, Heads Up between Ken and I. Ken busted this hand out in Fantasy-Land; my initial shock gave way to “Wow, I need to snap a picture of this”; unfortunately neither reaction eased the pain – a 44 point max-pain smackdown (I had a flush to mitigate it; he has 42 points in royalties, and 6 for the scoop, and I get 4 back for my flush).