Poker bad beats
now I only play online poker. If I ever play live
poker, raise pre-flop with a good hand, get called
by someone with a 5 2 who hits a straight, I am walking
over to that person to knock out his teeth. Congratulations
get mad, get published! Send us your bad beat stories
and we'll put them up here. Promise not to laugh...
Here's one to kick it off, guys.
Second hand of a $50,000 guaranteed
tournament I get dealt Ac Ad. Big blind is $20. I'm
second under the gun and raise $100, hoping for a
re-raise. Very next player raises $200 and everyone
else folds. I can't wait to get all my chips in the
middle! He calls my all in. Beautiful.
His cards get turned up and reveal
2c 2s! He's reraised in early position with 2 2 and
then called me all in. I figure him for having something
on the stove or a hot date waiting for him.
The cards fall fast and I'm just watching
for those ugly twos. Flop comes Js Ah 7s. No twos
and I've made trips! Turn comes Qs. I turn to my mate
who is playing on the next computer and gloat, "I
just doubled up on the second hand!"
A millisecond later I turn back to
the screen and I'm out in last place!! I'm gobsmacked.
I run the history back and the river has fallen 10s,
making his....my jaw is quivering as I write this
...flush! The absolute last thing I was thinking about.
What can you say but, "Well Played." !#$*&
Good luck with your site, guys. Enjoyed
it. Craig the Kiwi.
Editor's note: Ah yes, the
good old drawing four to a flush trick. I've seen
it too many times. He was probably always playing
for a flush or straight and didn't even notice he
had a pair :-) As somebody in our Quotes section says,
"I always play two different suited cards, that
way I am drawing to two different flushes."
This is not really a "bad beat"
but hope you can use it anyway.
I'm on the final table of a new depositors
freeroll and play Qc Jc. There's a bit of betting
action, then the flop comes 8s 10h 9d. Pat straight.
Someone bets and another guy calls, making quite a
big pot as the blinds are big by this stage. I go
for the all in option, fairly confident I'll get a
call with a pot this size, but something is wrong!
My bl**dy Telstra Big Pond connection has gone down!
I frantically wait to be reconnected but no go, Big
Pond is the Big Kaputski.
I see you are both from Melbourne.
Me too. Jimmy K.
Editor's note: Very painful.
Some players like to have another computer on standby
using a different connection, for exactly that reason.
It never happens unless you have the nuts of course.
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