There was a pretty amazing hand towards the end of the Hold 'Em tournament. It happened right after a player was eliminated, leaving J. and myself still in the game, with J. having a pretty big chip lead (I could barely match the big blind, since we double the blinds and minimums after each person drops out). It was a pretty exhilirating ride at the time.
I put in the little blind.
J. put in the big blind.
Cards were dealt, and after looking at mine, I went all in.
J. called, adding about as much as the small blind was.
Our cards were then turned face-up:
J: 6-2 (not in suit)
Things were, shall we say, looking good for our hero at this point!
The flop was then brought out:
6 (no suited cards).
Well, that was pretty unlikely... we went from A-A vs. 6-2 to A-A-10-6-2 vs. 6-6-2-2-10. So much for me having the edge!
The turn card was a Q, which didn't help anyone.
Then, on the river card: a 10!
It turned out that the aces were the Stuff after all: I won with two pairs, A-A-10-10-Q vs. 10-10-6-6-Q!
J. still won the tournament, cleaning me out after a couple more hands of me trying to crawl back up, but I at least kept my honor, and the runner-up money.