I know the cardinal rule of poker is nobody wants to hear bad beat stories. I agree with this for the most part. But I got three in one night, so I feel I can rant.
I’m the chipleader in a live tournament last night. I get AA. I’m first to act, so I slowplay, hoping for a raise (the table had been raising with some regularity). Nobody does, but I get the two blinds. Flop is 10 8 7. I raise, I get a re-raise, I push him all in. OF COURSE, he hit the straight on the flop.
Even still I have plenty of chips – I’m in the high end still. We play for a while, and I’m now pretty much in the middle of 7 people left (they paid top 4). One of the smallstacks pushes all-in. It’s about half my chips, but I have AQ suited. He flips over AJ (I’m a 72% favorite to win) He not only flops the jack, he flops two. I’m down to 1100 chips.
TWO HANDS LATER, I have JJ. Someone raises to 1000 before me, I push my last bit in and he calls. He flips up 10 10 (I’m an 82% favorite to win) The very first card turned over is a 10.
Then I get home to find out that the three major online poker sites are done, the feds took them over. Looks like I’m out $530 that I had in there.
Good day for poker.