Is there ever a dull hand when a Royal Flush is involved?
It doesn't always play out like a James Bond movie but there's always a buzz when a Royal's in play.
Sometimes, like Moriyuki Mabuchi painfully found out in the 2008 WSOP Main Event, it can bounce you from the event of your life in legendary fashion.
Other times it's simply icing on the cake to a hand already won. And there might be no more painful feeling than hitting a Royal and watching everyone fold out of the hand.
Whatever the situation you can feel a buzz come over a poker room when the big cheese at the top of the poker hand rankings materializes at a table.
Every single poker player feels the pull and thinks, even a little, that next time it could be me. And I'm gonna get paid when it happens.
Inspired by Phillip McAllister's jaw-dropping runner-runner Royal at the 2016 PCA we've compiled the best recorded Royal Flush hands we've found online.
From Phil Hellmuth to Tony G. to Chris Moneymaker, some of poker's most famous names have brushed up against the Royal Flush's power. But no matter what level of poker you play, anytime it makes an appearance it'll likely live on for the rest of your poker life.
Any Royal Flush hands we've missed? Let us know in the comments.