PDA

View Full Version : Bad Beat Stories



Intuition
05-07-2007, 12:10 PM
Im sure that there is many shockers out there..this is what I came across during my last poker tourney at crown.

We were down to the final to the final 2 tables, I was on the button and was chip leader on my table. Got dealt A, A and rasied to 3x big blind everyone folded exept for the big blind who re-raised to 6x big blind.. he's stack would have been about half of mine..I go all in and get called :) ....we turn them over and he has 8,8...flop comes K,7,J..the turn then was a 10...im still thinking ive got this in the bag then he hit a 9 on the river! ...hrmm ok i lost half my chips but ended up making it through to the final table..when with 3 players left I again get cursed with pocket rockets, there was a fair bit of money in the pot to I went all in and get called by the chip leader...to my suprise he turns over k,9 off...I couldnt bellive it surely enough....the flop comes 6, 3, Q and im thinking what has this idiot just done...the next 2 cards were two NINES!!...it would have been a bad day had it not been for for what happened at the pub afterwards..I guess thats a story for a different thread :D

Trent Parker
05-08-2007, 12:52 AM
Not a bad beat but an amazing hand indeed.

I've gone all in preflop. I have A8. I'm massive shortstack. Three runners cal my all in. Flop Comes 7 7 7 the other three go all in. Turn Comes 7. I'm Cheering! I have the A kicker!!!!! :D River Comes: A. 4 way split pot :D

Miskins
20-08-2007, 11:07 PM
Not a bad beat but an amazing hand indeed.

I've gone all in preflop. I have A8. I'm massive shortstack. Three runners cal my all in. Flop Comes 7 7 7 the other three go all in. Turn Comes 7. I'm Cheering! I have the A kicker!!!!! :D River Comes: A. 4 way split pot :D
I am at the casino the other day and I pick up Ace, 8 diamonds. I decide to raise pre-flop and at the 5 ten table nobody gets scared off, only one or two people fold preflop, everyone else comes along for the ride. The flop comes Ace Ace Ace!!! To my amazment someone raise, I call and only one other person calls. Everyone else folds with the 3 scare cards. Turn comes a 2 of spades. The flop raiser again raises and both I am the other player call him. River is a 4 of Spades - so I now actually only have the second nut hand after the straight flush (Ace, 2, 3 , 4, 5 Spades). Mr Raiser again raise, and its time to move in for the kill. I re-raise, the other player folds and the raiser calls me down. He has 5 5, giving him a full house. I callect a tidy little pot :)

firegoat7
21-08-2007, 02:57 PM
Hi,

I had final tabled a 180 micro recently and was sitting in fourth position with six players left.
Big stack had been very loose betting everything. I am big blind and get to see the flop with pocket 77's. Flop comes JJ5. Every body checks, so I knew the big stack had hit a monster because he had bet every pot. I put him on triple jacks.
Turn sees the 7 , and small blind tries the steal. I call weakly, knowing Big stack wants to go all in. He raises twice the pot, small blind folds and I put him all in with my full house, he calls turning over 3 Jacks.

Great I think looking to double up and take the lead, until the river Jack arrives and busts me. Out in sixth......baaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh.

cheers Fg7

Intuition
21-08-2007, 09:38 PM
Hi,

I had final tabled a 180 micro recently and was sitting in fourth position with six players left.
Big stack had been very loose betting everything. I am big blind and get to see the flop with pocket 77's. Flop comes JJ5. Every body checks, so I knew the big stack had hit a monster because he had bet every pot. I put him on triple jacks.
Turn sees the 7 , and small blind tries the steal. I call weakly, knowing Big stack wants to go all in. He raises twice the pot, small blind folds and I put him all in with my full house, he calls turning over 3 Jacks.

Great I think looking to double up and take the lead, until the river Jack arrives and busts me. Out in sixth......baaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh.

cheers Fg7

Those are the worst..you read and played it perfectly only to get done...:wall: You'd have to play it like that again tho...the suckers will pay in the long run

pax
08-05-2008, 10:39 PM
This hand was last night playing a 100 player satellite. Top four win $1100 buyin to the final, and fifth gets $600.

We were down to the last five, and I blew a substantial chip lead with a ridiculous play that I won't share, and JJ beaten by 44 (all-in preflop) catching a 4 on the flop. So now I was a bit short stacked, and the blinds were huge.

AA under the gun, thank the lord, and just call to be heads up with the big blind. Flop comes down 1033. He bets all-in, and I call (he has one chip more than me). He shows J3 - disaster! Turn is a 10. River is a... 10. Saved by a miracle boat, and doubled into a decent position, which I preserved to top four and a place in the $100k final.

My opponent followed up by turning his one chip into four when his 86 made a straight on the river, and proceeded to double up two or three times more before finally (and insanely) busting out against the chip leader when the short stack was about to be blinded out.

Intuition
09-05-2008, 09:28 AM
This hand was last night playing a 100 player satellite. Top four win $1100 buyin to the final, and fifth gets $600.

We were down to the last five, and I blew a substantial chip lead with a ridiculous play that I won't share, and JJ beaten by 44 (all-in preflop) catching a 4 on the flop. So now I was a bit short stacked, and the blinds were huge.

AA under the gun, thank the lord, and just call to be heads up with the big blind. Flop comes down 1033. He bets all-in, and I call (he has one chip more than me). He shows J3 - disaster! Turn is a 10. River is a... 10. Saved by a miracle boat, and doubled into a decent position, which I preserved to top four and a place in the $100k final.

My opponent followed up by turning his one chip into four when his 86 made a straight on the river, and proceeded to double up two or three times more before finally (and insanely) busting out against the chip leader when the short stack was about to be blinded out.

LoL sounds like an interesting tourneyi guess JJ loosing to 44 is bad but not as bad as they come I guess....I guess your luck was evened out with the miricle boat...but personally I'd always rasie with rockets for that very reason that if you dont you often gut busted by crap hands like 7 2 off...lol.. well done on making the final.. you must have played well to get that far :clap:

Intuition
09-05-2008, 09:37 AM
Hi,

I had final tabled a 180 micro recently and was sitting in fourth position with six players left.
Big stack had been very loose betting everything. I am big blind and get to see the flop with pocket 77's. Flop comes JJ5. Every body checks, so I knew the big stack had hit a monster because he had bet every pot. I put him on triple jacks.
Turn sees the 7 , and small blind tries the steal. I call weakly, knowing Big stack wants to go all in. He raises twice the pot, small blind folds and I put him all in with my full house, he calls turning over 3 Jacks.

Great I think looking to double up and take the lead, until the river Jack arrives and busts me. Out in sixth......baaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh.

cheers Fg7

given that you put him on trip Jacks it was probably better for you to raise at the turn rather than call thinking you have the nuts and slow playing, but hey..that is extremely unlucky..I probably would have slow played it too

pax
09-05-2008, 11:22 AM
LoL sounds like an interesting tourneyi guess JJ loosing to 44 is bad but not as bad as they come I guess....I guess your luck was evened out with the miricle boat...but personally I'd always rasie with rockets for that very reason that if you dont you often gut busted by crap hands like 7 2 off...lol.. well done on making the final.. you must have played well to get that far :clap:
It depends. With AA, I definitely don't just want to win the blinds. Ideally I want one or two opponents and as much money in preflop as possible. Under the gun, this means just calling and hoping for a raise after. The odds for the big blind to hit two pair or better on the flop are pretty small - maybe 20-1 or less. On the other hand, he can easily hit top pair and lose a lot of chips.

Intuition
09-05-2008, 12:38 PM
It depends. With AA, I definitely don't just want to win the blinds. Ideally I want one or two opponents and as much money in preflop as possible. Under the gun, this means just calling and hoping for a raise after. The odds for the big blind to hit two pair or better on the flop are pretty small - maybe 20-1 or less. On the other hand, he can easily hit top pair and lose a lot of chips.

Poker is all situational therefore unless a person is there its really hard to say how they should have played so yeah it depends....but at least 80% of the time I would raise with the rockets for the very reason of getting the rubbish out of the pot

Trent Parker
09-05-2008, 11:51 PM
ok time for another story.

Last year I was at star city casino at the early hours of the morning and the poker tables were just about closing with a possible couple of hands to go.

Drunk guy two positions after me (and one of the shorter stacks at the table) says "I'm going to go all in blind this hand" The dealer deals the cards. I'm UTG, I get pocket Q's, I call the blind. Drunk guy goes all in blind, another 3 calls. I didnt want all these other players in the hand so decided that i'd go all in. Next person along is big stack and has a huge think. thinking thinking thinking fakes a throw towards the dealer.... thinking thinking thinking...... "I call"

another guy who was practically all in anyway calls.

Cards get turned over

Drunked 10 2
Big Stack 7 7
other caller K Q
Me Q Q

flop comes 10 5 7
Turn Q
River 7
a roller coaster hand to say the least.... big stack cleans up everything.

Rincewind
09-05-2008, 11:54 PM
ok time for another story.

Last year I was at star city casino at the early hours of the morning and the poker tables were just about closing with a possible couple of hands to go.

Drunk guy two positions after me (and one of the shorter stacks at the table) says "I'm going to go all in blind this hand" The dealer deals the cards. I'm UTG, I get pocket Q's, I call the blind. Drunk guy goes all in blind, another 3 calls. I didnt want all these other players in the hand so decided that i'd go all in. Next person along is big stack and has a huge think. thinking thinking thinking fakes a throw towards the dealer.... thinking thinking thinking...... "I call"

another guy who was practically all in anyway calls.

Cards get turned over

Drunked 10 2
Big Stack 7 7
other caller K Q
Me Q Q

flop comes 10 5 7
Turn Q
River 7
a roller coaster hand to say the least.... big stack cleans up everything.

Stick to chess, 3 Queens nearly always wins. ;)

Kevin Bonham
09-05-2008, 11:58 PM
Stick to chess, 3 Queens nearly always wins. ;)

Saw a junior today promote to queen #3 with immediate stalemate.

Rincewind
10-05-2008, 12:00 AM
Saw a junior today promote to queen #3 with immediate stalemate.

Yeah I said "nearly". But more often than not if you can't win with two then going for three is just asking for stalemate. :)

pax
10-05-2008, 11:32 AM
Cards get turned over

Drunked 10 2
Big Stack 7 7
other caller K Q
Me Q Q

flop comes 10 5 7
Turn Q
River 7
a roller coaster hand to say the least.... big stack cleans up everything.

Yikes.. A one outer.. Can't get a worse beat than that. In fact, I recall a friend telling me how he hit quad sevens for a one outer on the river recently - that was online Omaha though.

Intuition
12-05-2008, 12:38 PM
ok time for another story.

Last year I was at star city casino at the early hours of the morning and the poker tables were just about closing with a possible couple of hands to go.

Drunk guy two positions after me (and one of the shorter stacks at the table) says "I'm going to go all in blind this hand" The dealer deals the cards. I'm UTG, I get pocket Q's, I call the blind. Drunk guy goes all in blind, another 3 calls. I didnt want all these other players in the hand so decided that i'd go all in. Next person along is big stack and has a huge think. thinking thinking thinking fakes a throw towards the dealer.... thinking thinking thinking...... "I call"

another guy who was practically all in anyway calls.

Cards get turned over

Drunked 10 2
Big Stack 7 7
other caller K Q
Me Q Q

flop comes 10 5 7
Turn Q
River 7
a roller coaster hand to say the least.... big stack cleans up everything.

That is definatley unlucky...but if you go all in pre-flop and loose i dont think its a fair claim to a bad beat...ive had rockets busted all in pre-flop many times in the weirdest ways...


I played at star city once...its has good poker but nowhere near as good as crown

Sutek
12-05-2008, 04:17 PM
ok time for another story.

Last year I was at star city casino at the early hours of the morning and the poker tables were just about closing with a possible couple of hands to go.

Drunk guy two positions after me (and one of the shorter stacks at the table) says "I'm going to go all in blind this hand" The dealer deals the cards. I'm UTG, I get pocket Q's, I call the blind. Drunk guy goes all in blind, another 3 calls. I didnt want all these other players in the hand so decided that i'd go all in. Next person along is big stack and has a huge think. thinking thinking thinking fakes a throw towards the dealer.... thinking thinking thinking...... "I call"

another guy who was practically all in anyway calls.

Cards get turned over

Drunked 10 2
Big Stack 7 7
other caller K Q
Me Q Q

flop comes 10 5 7
Turn Q
River 7
a roller coaster hand to say the least.... big stack cleans up everything.

According to Poker Stove the chances with QQ here are about 45%
PokerStove (http://www.pokerstove.com/)

equity win tie pots won pots tied
Hand 0: 09.225% 09.17% 00.06% 99543 642.25 { Ts2c }
Hand 1: 20.052% 19.99% 00.06% 217125 642.25 { 7c7d }
Hand 2: 25.719% 25.26% 00.46% 274290 5016.25 { KsQh }
Hand 3: 45.004% 44.54% 00.46% 483733 5016.25 { QcQd }

Sutek
12-05-2008, 04:20 PM
Yikes.. A one outer.. Can't get a worse beat than that. In fact, I recall a friend telling me how he hit quad sevens for a one outer on the river recently - that was online Omaha though.

In Omaha big hands are much more likey as you are dealt 4 starting cards.

I had quad 9's in a pot limit Omaha tournament only yesterday!

Sutek
12-05-2008, 04:26 PM
Here is my most recent bad beat which happened to me in a online cash game a few days ago.

Hero KK
Villian AT

Flop
TQQ

Turn
Q

River
Q!


I now lose because I'm out kicked!

Desmond
12-05-2008, 04:41 PM
Did they forget to shuffle the deck?

Intuition
13-05-2008, 09:07 AM
Here is my most recent bad beat which happened to me in a online cash game a few days ago.

Hero KK
Villian AT

Flop
TQQ

Turn
Q

River
Q!


I now lose because I'm out kicked!

yeah that one is tuff

bergil
13-05-2008, 09:35 AM
Here (www.chesschat.org/showpost.php?p=194447&postcount=800) :uhoh:

Intuition
15-07-2008, 02:19 PM
Another one again last night..:( has anyone had any long term positive experience with gambling ie made money over the long term?? :hmm:

Intuition
15-07-2008, 02:21 PM
I think the ansewer is eliminating luck as much as possible by playing chess :) but as they say the 10th best chess player in the country makes less than the 1000th best poker player :)

Intuition
02-10-2008, 03:03 PM
Has anyone been watching the WSOP on ESPN? in one of the hands 1 guy had pocket aces and went all in after the river after seeing a board something like this Qd Ad 9c As 10d thinking that he was going to win a big pot with 4 aces but the other guy turns over Kd Jd for a royal flush!!!! The commentators said that such a hand had a 1 in 2.6 billion chance of occuring.....now thats what u call a bad beat....

Kerry Stead
06-10-2008, 08:49 PM
Has anyone been watching the WSOP on ESPN? in one of the hands 1 guy had pocket aces and went all in after the river after seeing a board something like this Qd Ad 9c As 10d thinking that he was going to win a big pot with 4 aces but the other guy turns over Kd Jd for a royal flush!!!! The commentators said that such a hand had a 1 in 2.6 billion chance of occuring.....now thats what u call a bad beat....
The board was in fact Ah9cQdTdAd meaning that the KhJh had the straight on the turn (unsure of the betting before the river) ... you can watch it on YouTube: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdurs0C8mTM#

Miranda
06-10-2008, 09:57 PM
haha 4 more years till I can go to the casinos....

WhiteElephant
11-10-2008, 12:25 PM
haha 4 more years till I can go to the casinos....

I managed to sneak into one at an Aus Junors in Adelaide when I was 15.

Security is generally very strict.

Miranda
11-10-2008, 10:16 PM
I managed to sneak into one at an Aus Junors in Adelaide when I was 15.



Aus juniors are in Adelaide this year... :whistle:

ER
12-10-2008, 01:49 AM
Aus juniors are in Adelaide this year... :whistle:

hmmm, makes a note to inform the appropriate authorities about some sus movements in the Adelaide Casino area during the Australian Junior Chess Championships by certain juniors (as well as WE for giving them ideas) :whistle:

eclectic
12-10-2008, 02:06 AM
hmmm, makes a note to inform the appropriate authorities about some sus movements in the Adelaide Casino area during the Australian Junior Chess Championships by certain juniors (as well as WE for giving them ideas) :whistle:

i hope these juniors will be aware of their miranda ;) rights ... :confused: hold on, this is NOT the USA :eek:

ER
12-10-2008, 03:02 AM
... hold on, this is NOT the USA :eek:

lol yes IT IS!!! :P

Miranda
12-10-2008, 03:36 PM
hmmm, makes a note to inform the appropriate authorities about some sus movements in the Adelaide Casino area during the Australian Junior Chess Championships by certain juniors (as well as WE for giving them ideas) :whistle:


Dibber dobber!:P

ER
13-10-2008, 02:05 AM
hey thats a cool name for a jazz band, or a nic for a chess chat hydra :) :P
Cheers!

WhiteElephant
13-10-2008, 08:51 AM
Dibber dobber!:P


hey thats a cool name for a jazz band, or a nic for a chess chat hydra :) :P
Cheers!

Yes! Alliteration and onomatopaeia (sort of).

ER
13-10-2008, 01:37 PM
Yes! Alliteration and onomatopaeia (sort of).

Hmm WE to write Onomatopoeia 1000 times correctly till he learns how to spell it, plus detention!

Cagles :)

Miranda
13-10-2008, 03:01 PM
haha why would you want to calll yourself a dibber dobber? 'tis a bad thing! :P

ER
13-10-2008, 04:02 PM
haha why would you want to calll yourself a dibber dobber? 'tis a bad thing! :P
I am a bad person! :evil: boooooooo!!!

Intuition
14-10-2008, 09:10 AM
Hi guys, please dont hijack this poker thread, if you want to talk crap there are so many other threads for that on here where that happens...:)


cheers

eclectic
14-10-2008, 09:16 AM
Hi guys, please dont hijack this poker thread, if you want to talk crap there are so many other threads for that on here where that happens...:)


cheers

so it's not ok to hijack a poker thread but it's quite ok for a poker thread to hijack a chess forum :whistle:

Trent Parker
14-10-2008, 10:32 AM
would anyone object to a little thread split?

eclectic
14-10-2008, 10:36 AM
would anyone object to a little thread split?

certainly not by you!
you're not an impartial observer!
you play poker! :owned:
;)

Aaron Guthrie
14-10-2008, 02:16 PM
would anyone object to a little thread split?Poker, not blackjack!

eclectic
14-10-2008, 03:13 PM
Poker, not blackjack!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

ER
14-10-2008, 06:41 PM
Hi guys, please dont hijack this poker thread, if you want to talk crap there are so many other threads for that on here where that happens...:)


cheers

My apologies Intuition, I just got carried away with them youngsters!
Cheers, mate!

Intuition
15-10-2008, 11:27 AM
My apologies Intuition, I just got carried away with them youngsters!
Cheers, mate!

lol...thanks for sending me that sbs link btw was interesting :)

ER
16-10-2008, 11:44 AM
:P I ll send you a pm, i dont wanna risk being told off again here! :P
Cheers mate!

Trent Parker
07-02-2009, 08:37 AM
Last night I was playing an $80 table at star city..... A bit up and down... lose a stack.... win it back..... down to 50... back up......

but as the early morning went on my stack just grew bigger and bigger.... when it got to about 385.... abra cadabra it all disappeared.

I limped in with A 8 suited in late position.... Button was huge huge stac (about 500/600) and if he entered the pot he always raised to 5 instead of just calling the $2 blind. Every one knew that this $5 bet was effectively a call. Everyone who called th $2 called the 5 bet. Flop comes A 8 7 rainbow. Early-mid position bets $25, I in mid-late position call the 25 bet as does mr big stack button.... everyone else folds.

Turn.... K and the board is totally Rainbow....1 club, 1 spade, 1 Heart, 1 Diamond so there are no flushes or straights on the board. Early mid position goes all in ~$65 I call immediately.... Big stack paused for a moment before putting out $200. So big decision.

I decide to run the hand back through my head whilst looking at the board to figure our what he might have.... no flushes no straights...Does he have trips? No no he pretty much always raises preflop with pockets.... Does he have AK? Again no.... he was an aggressive player when he had decent cards preflop so I can't put him on that either

an A? maybe... but i'd have him beat if just an ace. Maybe he has 2 pair? Well.... I haven't put him on AK so I'm in the box seat there.

In all variations I saw myself as being in front.... So I pushed all in for 105 on top of the 200. He called right away.

And sure enough i had made one of my best reads. He turned over K 7 for two pairs but did not beat my two pairs A 8

Yesss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

River comes ........7

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooo!!!!!!!!!!

Full house 7's over K's defeat my two pair. Oh how i was frustrated after that hand. Adios Casino!

antichrist
07-02-2009, 03:23 PM
thats coz you were greedy, you must quit when just enough ahead

Saragossa
09-02-2009, 06:48 PM
Limping A 8 only leads to trouble (I actually find limping into a pot which seems a no lifer for anyone then someone bets big usually the limp was a tactical manuever in which case limping is acceptable) limping for any matter is incorrect because it depends on luck although it's hard to say unless you are at the table.

pax
18-02-2009, 11:37 AM
I limped in with A 8 suited in late position....
How many limped ahead of you? If it was say two or fewer, you should probably raise (around the pot). The main object would be to prevent someone behind you (like the button) from entering with a weak hand.



Button was huge huge stac (about 500/600) and if he entered the pot he always raised to 5 instead of just calling the $2 blind. Every one knew that this $5 bet was effectively a call. Everyone who called th $2 called the 5 bet. Flop comes A 8 7 rainbow. Early-mid position bets $25, I in mid-late position call the 25 bet as does mr big stack button.... everyone else folds.

It's a pretty strong hand. Few draws, and only the sets beat you. At this point, you should be willing to play for your stack. The call is ok, but I would be inclined to raise enough to commit the shortstack - say raise to $60.



And sure enough i had made one of my best reads. He turned over K 7 for two pairs but did not beat my two pairs A 8

River comes ........7

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooo!!!!!!!!!!

Nasty beat. You just have to suck it up and say nh sir.

Sutek
28-02-2009, 07:55 PM
Limping A 8 only leads to trouble

Another reason it is usually bad to play these types of hands is the structure of the game at Star.

I believe the maximum buy-in is $80 and the big blind is $2.

This means everyone starts off with a stack of 40BB deep which is more like a tournament then a cash game.

Hands like suited connectors, low pairs and Axs need big implied odds to make a profit in the long term.

If a player makes a standard raise of 3 or 4 times the big blind say $7 he has $73 left so if you call your implied odds are (73/7) about 10/1.

In the long term you really need implied of odds of about 20/1 I would think.

pax
07-07-2009, 05:00 PM
What with the Main Event going on right now, I thought this would be a good time to share a shocker of a bad beat. The victim was Tony Regan, a strong chess player and former WA Champion (long since retired).

The tournament was a WSOP Main Event qualifier, with $17k packages for the top five and $13k for 6th. It was down to the last 7 players, and they had been playing for hours with many missed chances to knock out the bubble player. Tony had about an average stack.

One one hand, Tony had AK and got all of his chips in on a flop of AK4. The villain had AJ, but managed to catch a runner-runner straight to seriously damage Tony's stack. A short while later Tony had KhKd and got all in preflop against Jc7h. The flop came down with three clubs and the river Kc was the final cruel blow, and Tony was left with a consolation $2000 thanks to a final toble deal.

Tyson
16-12-2009, 03:27 PM
i was once playing an online freeroll, where the final 10 places were awarded free entry into a monthly million tournament. 3000 ppl entered. I came 44th. the hand that knocked me out:

I was big blind and checked with pocket 8's. Flop comes 2,7,8 all off-suit, with 5 ppl in the pot. I check (setting a trap), the 3 guys after me check and the 5th guy goes all in. I call. He has A,8. The turn comes an Ace. I figure i've still got this. The river comes another Ace :'(

Desmond
16-12-2009, 03:51 PM
Sounds like u got beaten like a red-headded stepchild.

Basil
16-12-2009, 04:07 PM
Tyson, have you been gambling again? Mug's game. I donated $50 to The Treasury Casino last Friday. The friends we had just shared dinner with did likewise.

Desmond
03-07-2012, 07:19 PM
9spVd1v5FYg

Basil
03-07-2012, 08:06 PM
:d

James Watson
19-12-2012, 03:10 PM
I'm fairly new to poker so I'm not sure I played this optimally.

I was playing in an online satellite which was giving entry into a big money tournament and I'd already gone through two other satellites to get in this one. Top ten got entry to the deep stacked tournament and 11th would get a cash prize. 28 players were left and I was sitting on third overall and first at the table.

I get dealt QcQs, UTG folds and I raise 3xBB and it folds around to late position who calls and so does the button, the blinds fold. Flop comes Qh 4d 8s, beautiful. I decide to set a trap since there are no draws, I check late, position raises 2xBB button folds I just call. Turn 2c my opponent was being aggressive so I figure I'll check to him but he checks behind and the river comes 3s, I decide to bet about half the pot he reraises I go all in and he calls. He turns over A5 I'm left as a short stack and wondering why my opponent was even in the pot and Im also thinking about all the ways I could have improved my play. I went out a few hands later when I went all in pre flop with KK vs AA

Should I have played differently or was I just very unlucky. Considering I was big stack should I have been more aggressive, maybe fired a weak looking continuation bet on the flop? Should I have maybe reraised the first flop bet and should I have bet on the turn, I suppose any bigger pocket pair could have still beat me if they improved, but that seemed unlikely. What made it worse is that my opponent was drawing near dead when the flop came, all he could get was runner runner straight or hit two aces.

Desmond
19-12-2012, 05:01 PM
Should I have maybe reraised the first flop bet and should I have bet on the turn, I think checking the flop is fair enough, since it is unlikely he has hit the flop, but when he bets I would re-raise there.

James Watson
19-12-2012, 10:23 PM
I think you're right, it makes sense looking back. Most likely he bets with most pocket pairs and probably hands like ace queen or queen king. I think it was the bet size which I read as weak, I wasn't sure what kind of hand he bets 1/6th of the pot and was worried about scaring him off. But I'm sure you're right, especially since some cards could kill any action.