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Friday, August 14, 2009

I know I said no more bad beat stories...

But this is the way I've been running in big tournaments online lately.

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Anonymous joxum said...

Wow, nice catch!


8/14/09 5:13 PM  
Blogger Crash said...

I know this will get your motor going, but you didn't even have top pair after the flop. I don't know when you went all in, but it looks like fred just out-lucked you on the river rather than much of a bad beat. It just doesn't seem as bad as losing with a flopped set. But, yes, I would have bet it, too.

8/14/09 5:44 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

@Crash: 75/150 blinds, ~1700 chips from the BB, I'm guessing it went button raise -> BB reraise all-in -> reluctant button call.

I can see where the frustration comes from. It's one thing when your OP hits a king in this situation, but when the board sets up a gutshot straight and then fills it in with one the set you don't want it can feel like fate is playing games with you.

8/14/09 8:46 PM  
Anonymous KenP said...

Well, it wasn't a bad beat was it? What it was was the most annoying way to get your JJ beat.

8/15/09 8:02 AM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

No, it wasn't really a bad beat.

It was a coinflip pre-flop, when all the money went in (exactly as Shawn described), after the flop my opponent basically had 6 outs (~ 24%), and on the turn 8 outs (~ 16%).

But it was about the 6th consecutive river knockout against serious odds that I'd run up against and I'm afraid I was... how shall I say?... a tad AGGRAVATED by it.

8/16/09 2:12 AM  

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