Screwed up turn and river, hilarity ensues

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Hanging out with friends and friends of friends the other night. A few had been drinking, as one can expect with these kind of social gatherings. We started playing cards maybe an hour or so after dinner. These people are strictly novices. They know hand rankings and one or two understand the basics, like pot odds, but they are completely unfamiliar with concepts like implied odds.

The host has been dealing this evening. It is late, and he has announced this will be our last hand. We are playing five handed, and Hero has been dealt Ace of hearts, five of hearts from the BB. We are playing for fun, more than money. The blinds are .25/.25 with a $20 buy-in. We started out with seven players. The average chip stack is around $40. Pre-flop raises haven't exceeded a $1.

Hero seldom drinks, but he has caved in to the crowd by having a couple of mixed drinks tonight. Evidently, the person who served Hero his last drink wants to see him catch up with the others, or he forgot to add the mixer. Hero is also super tired, having passed exhaustion an hour earlier.

There are four male players and one female player who is in the SB. She has around $15, and raises to .75. Hero calls, as does the UTG and the cut-off. The dealer, who is on the button, folds and deals the flop: 2,5,5 rainbow! The lady in the SB bets $2 into the $3 pot. Hero flat calls, as does the cut-off. The dealer turns to the SB and asks her if she will deal the turn and river so that he can go to the bathroom. She says yes. The turn card doesn't improve Hero's hand. The SB takes another stab at the pot. Hero calls with his three of a kind. The player in the cut-off folds. The nine of spades appears on the river. She announces that she is all-in. Hero immediately calls.

Before the hands can be shown, the cut-off says "You forget to burn a card." He then tells her the river card should have been the burn card. He reaches over and removes the river card, and she flips over the case five! However the other player at the table points out that she also forgot to burn a card on the turn. He reaches over and grabs the deck while simultaneously putting the original river card in the turn position and discarding the five card. He then flips over a deuce! (The board: 2,5,5,9,2.)

Hero is amused by the whole situation. The SB looks perturbed, but she states again that she is all-in. Hero confirms his call and tells her that he has a full house. He asks her if she can beat a full house, and she says no, throwing her cards face down into the center of the table, not the muck pile. She stands up in disgust and turns away. One of the other players asks Hero to show. Unfortunately, Hero has absent mindedly picked up the board, his hand, and the remaining cards of the deck, thinking the game is over.

The SB turns back around. Hero names his hand, and proceeds to go through the cards. The five of hearts is on top of the other two fives, but the Ace of hearts is further down the deck. Hero then realizes the best thing to do is to scrub the entire hand by offering her back the money she lost. She indignantly turns down Hero's offer, and leaves the table in a huff. Hero shrugs it off. The player who called for Hero to show his hand eyes him suspiciously, but decides not to say anything that may escalate matters.
 
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She got mad because you offered back her money?? btw how can you 'fix' the turn after there has already been betting?

WTF?
 

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She got mad because you offered back her money?? btw how can you 'fix' the turn after there has already been betting?

WTF?

I can only take a guess. I assume the player thought whereas the SB went all-in after the 9 hit the river, that moving said card into the turn position didn't count as a foul. I could understand the reactions better if we had been playing for higher stakes.
 
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I think this is pretty standard - you see this in the casino all the time...

- Dealer puts out turn and forgets to burn
- Dealer puts out river and forgets to burn
- One player reaches over and grabs deck and tries to correct the river situation
- Another player reaches over after the first player is done with the deck and grabs the deck and tries to correct the turn situation

It'd be more fun if everyone just put money in the middle and then someone counted to 10 but at 8 everyone tried to punch each other in the face and take as much money as they can. WHEEEEEE POKER!
 

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Normally I wouldn't post, but I am feeling a little salty listening to the Hawk's pissing the Stanley Cup away. ;)
 

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Was nice this weekend other than the rain. Supposed to be in the 80's most of this week with a chance of rain of rain 1 or 2 days. How is the weather up Canada way? I will be heading to Belle River, ON toward the end of June.
 

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came for hilarity.

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Originally Posted by Mojo1312 View Post
Hell of a match. Kinda like Nascar, except the game is played one on one, and there is very little time spent sitting down, and even less time spent going in circles, although they do move from side to side quite often, which by sheer coincidence is exactly when Nascar becomes really interesting.
 
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