Sunday, February 21, 2010

I have climbed the mountain

When Sir Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Mt. Everest, he closed the books on the record for the highest altitude a mountain climber could achieve. The only thing anyone could ever do from then on was tie.

And thus it is with me today. I have climbed the mountain.

There is no worse beat possible in Hold'Em. You cannot be in a worse situation than having exactly two cards in the deck that save you - and needing them both to come out on the turn and river (obviously not counting drawing dead).

My luck being what it is, I am, of course, on the losing end. So yet another achievement for my badge list, to go along with losing with a straight flush and catching under-quads.

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, 6.25 Tournament, 20/40 Blinds (2 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from

Hero (BB) (t2173)
SB (t827)

Hero's M: 36.22

Preflop: Hero is BB with 9♦, 9♣
SB calls t20, Hero bets t120, SB calls t80

Flop: (t240) 4♣, 9♠, 6♠ (2 players)
Hero checks, SB bets t707 (All-In), Hero calls t707

Turn: (t1654) 6♥ (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t1654) 6♦ (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t1654

SB had 6♣, Q♥ (four of a kind, sixes).
Hero had 9♦, 9♣ (full house, nines over sixes).
Outcome: SB won t1654

He went on to win the tournament - I got it in with top set again, but this time was fucked over by a mere flush draw.

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