It's been a long time since I've seen something even close to this — probably a few years. After a $15 preflop raise in a $1/$2 NL HE game where five people saw the flop, three stacks of $200, $250, and $450 got it all in on the flop of: 4 8 A
Of course, it's set (4 4) over set (8 8) over set (A A). This was only the second time in my life I saw this in a hand I was dealt into. (I folded preflop in both cases.)
Then, I proceeded, for the first time in probably two years, to actually be surprised by a draw out. Board finishes: 7 3. Bottom set wins — the only one that can make a flush on the unpaired board.
What I do think: it's two people's stories about how online poker is “rigged”.
Seeing it made me feel good in a way. I know I've been playing poker for a very long time when I finally see situations this unlikely. I have to get to bed soon, so I don't have time to calculate the odds on flopped set over set over set yielding a win for bottom set with a four-card flush on board. I am curious how the odds compare to other unlikely random events in life. Some days, I think all of poker is just a world wide experiment in confirming that statistically unlikely events do happen at roughly the theoretically proposed frequency.
For those of you keeping score on me, this doesn't count as a bad beat story being told in my journal because I didn't have a single $1 of my own in the pot, therefore it isn't my bad beat story.