I've just watched this hand. In the hand one of the players hits a royal flush on the turn in a heads-up showdown hand. The dealer does not proceed to the river.

Is this (always) correct? Is there any official ruling/recommendations on this?


I'd say the entire board is dealt in all cases, but I don't see why that earlier stop may cause any problem.

There are no standardized inernational rules for poker, so I guess the house gets to choose

  • I don't see why that earlier stop may cause any problem - I'm not claiming it does. It's just that it's the first time I've seen a hand without the river that's all. – jannis Oct 11 '19 at 12:09
  • @jannis I'm not claiming you claimed it did :) – David Oct 11 '19 at 12:36
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    I'm not claiming you claimed it did We can do this all day long :) – jannis Oct 11 '19 at 12:44
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    I'm not claiming you claimed I claimed you did actually claim it. Time to stop it. Next reply I'll give up :) – David Oct 11 '19 at 12:53

In the video, the dealer does in fact, deal 5 cards. It has no effect on the game's outcome, but a pro dealer will pitch all the cards in a showdown. The main reason is to not confuse the eye in the sky, or a recreational player.

However, this dealer is making multiple mistakes. It's a case of a little knowledge being dangerous. She is clearly experienced, but not THAT experienced.

Of course, I'm only a dealer trainer in Las Vegas. It's a lost art form, there are almost no good dealers anymore.

Slide pitch. I guess this is OK in Europe? It's a cheating move, but this dealer isn't cheating. You should beware a slide pitch, because it is a way for journeyman cheats to deal 2nds.

Reverse Claw Grip. She is probably doing this because her wrists hurt. Very sloppy.

She drops the stub continuously.

I hate this European one at a time flop.

Poker should be banned in Europe until they get some sense. ;)

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