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Poker Player Troy Clogston Successfully Guesses Five Cards In A Row

Tom Wood

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Poker Player Troy Clogston Successfully Guesses Five Cards In A Row

A table of poker players were left utterly gobsmacked as a man correctly guessed all five of the community cards in perfect order. Watch below:


It is almost impossible to predict the exact odds of that happening, but you'd get a decent return, that's for sure.

The incident took place at the end of April during a tournament called the Lone Star Poker Series.


The event comprised of a number of players playing Texas Hold 'Em poker in - fittingly enough - Houston, Texas.

The game had boiled down to the final two players, Troy Clogston and Don Iyengar.

Clogston went all in with a pair of jacks, and his bet was called by Iyengar, who himself had another jack in the hand, as well as an ace


Clogston's remarkable run of predictions started out when he just straight up announced that the flop - the next three cards to be turned - would be an eight, a nine, and a 10.

Of course, that's what appeared.

He then guessed - or was it a guess? - that the turn card would be the four of spades, and as the card was revealed it turned out he was right.

By this point, no-one was really thinking about who would win the hand anymore. It was all about Clogston's predictions.


The American player said that the next card turned - the river, if you're into that sort of lingo - would be the two of hearts.

With bated breath, everyone waited to see what the card would be.

When it was revealed to be correct, everyone lost their s**t.

Speaking after the event, Clogston said that it was a 'spur of the moment' type of thing.


He told Poker News: "I knew I was in a dominating position and was trying to keep it friendly by calling for a flop that would have chop possibilities.

"Of course, when it came I immediately started thinking of a non-chop card and the four of spades just came to mind - for no particular reason!"

Credit: Lone Star Poker Series
Credit: Lone Star Poker Series

"After the flop I wasn't too excited, but the four of spades was great and had everyone in the room laughing and cutting up. I saw the dealer give me a crazy look when the four of spades hit and that made it even funnier."


Then, when he was asked to predict the final card, he said that it just came to him instinctively.

"I blurted out the two of hearts with no particular thought process," Clogston said, "and - well - you saw what happened.

"As you saw, everyone went nuts! The tournament director was baffled, the dealer was shocked and I was just taking in the moment. It was just a very cool scene."

Featured Image Credit: Lone Star Poker Series

Topics: US News, Weird, Poker

Tom Wood
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