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10-25-2004, 02:15 PM
www.howstuffworks.com (http://www.howstuffworks.com) has poker on the front page 10.25.04
(sorry if this was already posted)

One legendary poker story tells of a gambler who sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune. One day, the devil came to collect. The gambler convinced the devil to play poker, with his soul as the stakes. Confident in his abilities, the gambler was shocked to see that the devil drew Royal Flushes every time. In fact, the devil seemed unable to draw anything except a Royal Flush. Feeling cocky, the devil said, "One last hand -- you win and your soul is yours to keep. Any game you want, dealer's choice." The gambler took the cards and dealt. "Five-card draw."

The devil grinned.

So did the gambler. "Lowball."

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10-25-2004, 04:20 PM
this was an episode of the twilight zone... - the devil kept getting trip 6's - 666

they played lowball - the guy got quad 5's - and the devil turns over his 5th card, and it's the death (tarot) card.

but some guy touches it and it reverts to a 4th 6 - the devil tried to cheat...so they got a fridge full of beer instead.


Andy B
10-25-2004, 05:06 PM
I hope he specified Kansas City rules. It would be a shame to lose your soul if you paired your Deuce.