Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Bad beat du jour

Full Tilt Poker Game #_: $10 + $1 Tournament (_), Table _ - 50/100 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:29:21 ET - 2007/05/24
Seat 1: villain (3,690)
Seat 2: hero (6,450)
Seat 3: (6,545)
Seat 4: (7,200)
Seat 5: (540)
Seat 6: (4,555)
villain posts the small blind of 50
hero posts the big blind of 100
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to hero [Ts Ah]
Seat 3 folds
Seat 4 has 15 seconds left to act
Seat 4 folds
Seat 5 folds
Seat 6 folds
villain raises to 300
hero raises to 1,000
villain calls 700
*** FLOP *** [3d Jd Th]
villain bets 2,690, and is all in

Would he have called a re-raise with an unpaired jack? Maybe AJ. Would he have merely called with a bigger pocket pair? I don't think so. Would he push if he flopped a set? No. So the only hand he is likely to have that's the winner is AJ. Fine. If he has that, then so be it.

hero calls 2,690
villain shows [Kd Qh]

I thought so.

hero shows [Ts Ah]
*** TURN *** [3d Jd Th] [5h]
*** RIVER *** [3d Jd Th 5h] [9c]
villain shows a straight, King high

Damn river.

hero shows a pair of Tens
villain wins the pot (7,380) with a straight, King high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 7,380 | Rake 0
Board: [3d Jd Th 5h 9c]
Seat 1: villain (small blind) showed [Kd Qh] and won (7,380) with a straight, King high
Seat 2: hero (big blind) showed [Ts Ah] and lost with a pair of Tens
Seat 3: didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: (button) didn't bet (folded)

They say living well is the best revenge. I came in 23rd, and the villain came in 28th. And in the end, those 7000 chips, while they would have been nice to have at the time, probably didn't really amount to much.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is all relative. If you had fun and came away with a good feeling then it means a lot.