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2014-07-30 10:03:28 AM  
It's bad luck just seeing a thing like that.
 
2014-07-30 10:26:23 AM  
Because Fark You Ante Up That's Why
 
2014-07-30 10:53:15 AM  
"Save your money, kid."

Is this Rounders?
 
2014-07-30 10:54:47 AM  

tricycleracer: "Save your money, kid."

Is this Rounders?


Who cares if it is or not. Pay that man his money.

Or

Peeay zat myan hiz muhnyay.
 
2014-07-30 10:59:15 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: tricycleracer: "Save your money, kid."

Is this Rounders?

Who cares if it is or not. Pay that man his money.

Or

Peeay zat myan hiz muhnyay.


i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-30 11:03:08 AM  
"Pocket aces are a favorite against every other hand in the deck . . . except pocket aces."

I want this on my tombstone.
 
2014-07-30 11:07:46 AM  
I'm gonna have to go to the doctor after that hand, that hurt me just looking at that~!

God almighty~!
 
2014-07-30 11:07:49 AM  
Hey, I always say that if poker can be on here, so can wrestling.

The reverse is also true.
 
2014-07-30 11:08:15 AM  

tricycleracer: "Save your money, kid."

Is this Rounders?


Chekchekchek HE TRAP ME!
 
2014-07-30 11:09:20 AM  
I haven't watched the video, but I already hope the guy in the freeze frame gets hit by a bus.
 
2014-07-30 11:17:43 AM  
You know it's a bad beat when the guy who wins looks apologetic.
 
2014-07-30 11:17:55 AM  
Wow....that's a......really, REALLY bad beat.

If I had lost that hand and not walked away with any prize money, I would be flipping tables.
 
2014-07-30 11:18:44 AM  
It happens.


Getting all your chips in pre-flop, even with aces, is never a good feeling.  Good players avoid it.

/bunch of sponsored douchebags
//no one to root for here....
 
2014-07-30 11:20:16 AM  
'Fark fact' @ 0:39

Uzzah: "Pocket aces are a favorite against every other hand in the deck . . . except pocket aces."

I want this on my tombstone.


That's the 'Fark Fact' of the day @ 0:39.

/Think he meant to say Fun
 
2014-07-30 11:20:32 AM  

Rwa2play: I'm gonna have to go to the doctor after that hand, that hurt me just looking at that~!

God almighty~!


As the beneficiary of a board like that last weekend (QQ against KK, flop 10-Q-K, runner-runner spades FTW), I'll just say that the door swings both ways.

// can't rain (hearts) all the time
 
2014-07-30 11:25:56 AM  

The Muthaship: It happens.


Getting all your chips in pre-flop, even with aces, is never a good feeling.  Good players avoid it.

/bunch of sponsored douchebags
//no one to root for here....


I'm not sure if you watched the video, but it's basically impossible to avoid what happened here. If you are playing one on one, and you have pocket aces, and the other person is betting, you want to be all in every single time.

I think it's safe to say that losing to another pair of pocket aces is more painful than losing to a "worse" hand, because it's so damn unlikely.


"Pocket aces are a favorite against every other hand in the deck . . . except pocket aces."

I want this on my tombstone.


Yeah.. I heard that too... That's just special announcing right there, real insight.
 
2014-07-30 11:30:03 AM  
I remember playing a 7 card Stud Hi-Lo tournament online (made final table, crashed out in 6th place)

I had a 6-4-3-2-A-J-9, and an Ace high flush.

Two people were chasing me, one for high, one for low. I was all in at the turn.

High chaser hit his full house on the river, low chaser hit the Wheel on his river. I didn't improve either hand.

It's a good thing I had just won a little over $5,000, because......I would have been pretty pissed off.

I'm trying my luck next year at the WSOP.
 
2014-07-30 11:32:08 AM  

JohnHall: it's basically impossible to avoid what happened here.


I agree completely.  However, they love to make aces sound unbeatable on the TV coverage of poker.  If you've played at all, you know that's far from true.  I like to play my aces for a big raise, but not for all my chips.  The guy with the smaller stack shoved here.  I can't really blame him, the chips were going to end up in the middle anyway on that flop.  But, I like a little more conservative play on a short stack personally.  Like I said before, I doubt either one paid their own freight, so what do they care?

Losing to a mirror hand is a rare thing, and aces makes it sexier for TV for sure.
 
2014-07-30 11:35:56 AM  

The Muthaship: It happens.


Getting all your chips in pre-flop, even with aces, is never a good feeling.  Good players avoid it.

/bunch of sponsored douchebags
//no one to root for here....


What in the heck are you talking about?
 
2014-07-30 11:39:21 AM  
Four flushed.

Ouch.
 
2014-07-30 11:41:49 AM  

SkittlesAreYum: What in the heck are you talking about?


Getting all my money in pre-flop with Aces against 4 other players? That's not going to be a fun one to wait out.


Getting all my money in against the big blind when everyone else has folded? Yeah, I'll take that 10 times out of 10.


In terms of sponsored douchebags. This is the $1,000,000 WSOP tournament, and the one that almost no one ponies up their entire entry fee themselves.
 
2014-07-30 11:43:12 AM  

Rev.K: Yeah, I'll take that 10 times out of 10.


I agree, but it's still no fun.

And even though it made no difference.  He could have seen the flop for $2M.
 
2014-07-30 11:46:26 AM  

The Muthaship: And even though it made no difference. He could have seen the flop for $2M.


Well, he put him on Kings, so if he flats and sees a flop and believes his read, maybe he does get away from that hand.

/probably not
 
2014-07-30 11:48:44 AM  
Rev.K:
In terms of sponsored douchebags. This is the $1,000,000 WSOP tournament, and the one that almost no one ponies up their entire entry fee themselves.

Do they have investors who get a part of any winnings or are sponsors really paying that kind of money to have their douchebag wear their hat one time on late night TV?
 
2014-07-30 12:01:33 PM  
Videos like this explains why I never really got into poker. No matter what other people tell you, it is 80% luck and the rest is between skill and knowledge. That figure might get around the 50% range if you devote your life into playing enough hands of poker for it to become a second job or if you are an autistic mathematical savant. But the worst when some asshole wins because of luck and he pretends that it was all skills. My last hand of poker was like the video where I went all in with pocket aces and got flushed like in the video, except that the idiot I was playing against had went in with a 5 of clubs and 2 of diamonds or some bullshiat like that and simply lucked out. Yeah, I bet you saw that coming, right?
 
2014-07-30 12:03:31 PM  
Worst I ever saw was:

First to act is literally one chip behind the chip leader, and goes all in with 7-2 offsuit to try and snake the blinds.
The chip leader was the big blind, and since he has pocket rockets, he does what any normal person would do and calls.

Flop is three sevens.
 
2014-07-30 12:06:51 PM  

Manfred J. Hattan: Rev.K:
In terms of sponsored douchebags. This is the $1,000,000 WSOP tournament, and the one that almost no one ponies up their entire entry fee themselves.

Do they have investors who get a part of any winnings or are sponsors really paying that kind of money to have their douchebag wear their hat one time on late night TV?


Some of it is company sponsors but most of it is other players backing their guy and getting a percentage of whatever they make from the tournament. The only guys that may have had all of themselves are the rich businessmen who played.

On the upside, the guy who lost that hand actually won a satellite tournament to win his spot. So he really only lost $25,000. Still a lot of money, but not 7 figures.

JohnHall: I'm not sure if you watched the video, but it's basically impossible to avoid what happened here. If you are playing one on one, and you have pocket aces, and the other person is betting, you want to be all in every single time.


Yeah, if you replay the exact same scenario with different players 100 times; it goes all in preflop probably more than half the time. It's sick and disgusting but if everyone looks at the video again, they each had a 2% chance of winning it outright before the flop. Sometimes, a 1 in 50 shot comes in.
 
2014-07-30 12:07:02 PM  

Manfred J. Hattan: Do they have investors who get a part of any winnings or are sponsors really paying that kind of money to have their douchebag wear their hat one time on late night TV?


A bit of both, probably.

When Esfandiari won it last year, I think he had something like 10 backers who he owed a percentage to.
 
2014-07-30 12:13:00 PM  

qorkfiend: Worst I ever saw was:

First to act is literally one chip behind the chip leader, and goes all in with 7-2 offsuit to try and snake the blinds.
The chip leader was the big blind, and since he has pocket rockets, he does what any normal person would do and calls.

Flop is three sevens.


That's not too bad. Better to be crushed in the flop then hauled down to the river..
 
2014-07-30 12:13:41 PM  

Rickenbacker: You know it's a bad beat when the guy who wins looks apologetic.


My thoughts exactly.  Just an unbelievable set of circumstances.
 
2014-07-30 12:18:09 PM  
I think this is the tournament where $111,111 of each $1 million entry went to some charity (water conservation or something).  42 guys entered, yielding more than $4.6 million to that charity.  The guy who won the pocket aces hand finished about $300 grand in the black, while the beaten dude finished out of the money - ouch!  The winner got about $15 million.
 
2014-07-30 12:34:09 PM  

Rwa2play: I'm gonna have to go to the doctor after that hand, that hurt me just looking at that~!

God almighty~!


I don't think I could've held it together losing like that.  Kudos to bad luck dude.
 
2014-07-30 12:46:49 PM  

Rev.K: I think he had something like 10 backers who he owed a percentage to.


I heard he only had 10% of himself in that tournament.

Still a nice payday....
 
2014-07-30 12:49:28 PM  

Fallout Boy: Videos like this explains why I never really got into poker. No matter what other people tell you, it is 80% luck and the rest is between skill and knowledge. That figure might get around the 50% range if you devote your life into playing enough hands of poker for it to become a second job or if you are an autistic mathematical savant. But the worst when some asshole wins because of luck and he pretends that it was all skills. My last hand of poker was like the video where I went all in with pocket aces and got flushed like in the video, except that the idiot I was playing against had went in with a 5 of clubs and 2 of diamonds or some bullshiat like that and simply lucked out. Yeah, I bet you saw that coming, right?


Poker on TV is not a great indicator of what it takes to win at poker. They rather show sick bad beats like that than high skill plays. The reality is that the cards make up the luck factor. The skill is in what one does with those cards and the chips they have.
 
2014-07-30 12:52:47 PM  

10up: qorkfiend: Worst I ever saw was:

First to act is literally one chip behind the chip leader, and goes all in with 7-2 offsuit to try and snake the blinds.
The chip leader was the big blind, and since he has pocket rockets, he does what any normal person would do and calls.

Flop is three sevens.

That's not too bad. Better to be crushed in the flop then hauled down to the river..


AA777 would have me betting on the river too against the possibility of the other guy having the 4th seven
 
2014-07-30 12:56:52 PM  

Rev.K: SkittlesAreYum: What in the heck are you talking about?

Getting all my money in pre-flop with Aces against 4 other players? That's not going to be a fun one to wait out.


Getting all my money in against the big blind when everyone else has folded? Yeah, I'll take that 10 times out of 10.


In terms of sponsored douchebags. This is the $1,000,000 WSOP tournament, and the one that almost no one ponies up their entire entry fee themselves.


So there's no pressure and nobody cares about winning money or a bracelet?
 
2014-07-30 01:12:53 PM  

desertgeek: Fallout Boy: Videos like this explains why I never really got into poker. No matter what other people tell you, it is 80% luck and the rest is between skill and knowledge. That figure might get around the 50% range if you devote your life into playing enough hands of poker for it to become a second job or if you are an autistic mathematical savant. But the worst when some asshole wins because of luck and he pretends that it was all skills. My last hand of poker was like the video where I went all in with pocket aces and got flushed like in the video, except that the idiot I was playing against had went in with a 5 of clubs and 2 of diamonds or some bullshiat like that and simply lucked out. Yeah, I bet you saw that coming, right?

Poker on TV is not a great indicator of what it takes to win at poker. They rather show sick bad beats like that than high skill plays. The reality is that the cards make up the luck factor. The skill is in what one does with those cards and the chips they have.


Usually the most important moves in poker are proper folds.  Which are very boring on TV.
 
2014-07-30 01:13:33 PM  

The Muthaship: Getting all your chips in pre-flop, even with aces, is never a good feeling. Good players avoid it.


I was in a local bar tourney, and made it to the final three, mainly by being patient and mitigating damage. I was the short stack, but not by much, and all of a sudden, just like Travolta looking into the briefcase in Pulp Fiction, "WHAAA"...POCKET ACES.

I looked at my cards, looked at my watch, sighed theatrically, and said, "Ah, screw it, all in". Both of the others immediately went all in as well, my plan was working to perfection. We flip our cards, one has pocket 4s, the other has pocket 8s. Oh, shiat.

Flop, nothing.

Turn, nothing. Feeling good...

River, 4. Fark poker.
 
2014-07-30 01:14:48 PM  

oh_please: Fark poker.


Reverend.
 
2014-07-30 01:19:13 PM  
I had just won a 125-1 bet during blackjack.  I had put $5 on that sucker bet where if you get two queens of hearts, you win.  Too bad the dealer didn't deal herself a black jack, because I would have won $5K (I think).

Anyhoo, I took my $625 up to the poker table for a cash hold'em game, plopping down $200.  First hand I am dealt pocket A's.  I raise a bit pre-flop, and it's just me and some other guy for the flop.  The flop is A-7-2.  The other guy goes all in, and I call (he had me covered).  He flips over 7-2 unsuited...turn is a deuce...river, a deuce.  Just unbelievable.
 
2014-07-30 01:23:19 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Usually the most important moves in poker are proper folds. Which are very boring on TV.


QFT
 
2014-07-30 01:26:46 PM  
I remember playing in a tournament where there was a cash prize if you won with 7-2 off on the first hand. I look down at 7-2 and decide to call a min raise preflop. The flop is 7-2-blank and I'm sitting pretty. Call some raises and a J comes on the turn. I keep calling and a 7 hits the river. I move all in. I took out 2 players on the first hand of the tournament and got cursed to high Heaven for playing such a bad hand. I didn't place in the tournament, but made $500 on the cash prize for playing a junk hand.
 
2014-07-30 01:28:39 PM  

oh_please: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Usually the most important moves in poker are proper folds. Which are very boring on TV.

QFT


Someone is going to figure out how to get cameras on regular poker tables where you can "buy" video of your time with the ability to see the other players' cards. (That person will become a zillionaire.)

Unfortunately, that's the only way (short of the other player showing you for free) to know if a fold was "proper" or not.
 
2014-07-30 01:35:41 PM  

oh_please: The Muthaship: Getting all your chips in pre-flop, even with aces, is never a good feeling. Good players avoid it.

I was in a local bar tourney, and made it to the final three, mainly by being patient and mitigating damage. I was the short stack, but not by much, and all of a sudden, just like Travolta looking into the briefcase in Pulp Fiction, "WHAAA"...POCKET ACES.

I looked at my cards, looked at my watch, sighed theatrically, and said, "Ah, screw it, all in". Both of the others immediately went all in as well, my plan was working to perfection. We flip our cards, one has pocket 4s, the other has pocket 8s. Oh, shiat.

Flop, nothing.

Turn, nothing. Feeling good...

River, 4. Fark poker.


Well, you were the short stack.  I mean I can't see anything else than going all-in short stacked with such a strong hand.
 
2014-07-30 01:37:09 PM  

Dr Dreidel: oh_please: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Usually the most important moves in poker are proper folds. Which are very boring on TV.

QFT

Someone is going to figure out how to get cameras on regular poker tables where you can "buy" video of your time with the ability to see the other players' cards. (That person will become a zillionaire.)

Unfortunately, that's the only way (short of the other player showing you for free) to know if a fold was "proper" or not.


Or you could, you know, ask the guy if he could turn his cards over after the hand.
 
2014-07-30 01:40:30 PM  
Why is everybody calling this a 'bad beat'?  Neither hand ever had a dominant chance of winning.  He wasn't taken out by a lesser opponent playing a hand that shouldn't have been played.  He wasn't beaten by a player that misplayed the hand or overestimated the strength of his hand.

He just ran into a statistical probability when both players played the hand adequately.

not a bad beat. he was never in the lead.
 
2014-07-30 01:42:49 PM  

Dr Dreidel: oh_please: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Usually the most important moves in poker are proper folds. Which are very boring on TV.

QFT

Someone is going to figure out how to get cameras on regular poker tables where you can "buy" video of your time with the ability to see the other players' cards. (That person will become a zillionaire.)

Unfortunately, that's the only way (short of the other player showing you for free) to know if a fold was "proper" or not.


What he means is that most pro players fold immediately with bad or marginal hands, at least until the blinds get big. I don't watch poker on TV, but I'm sure they don't show the 100 hands where everyone folds.
 
2014-07-30 01:43:41 PM  

Rwa2play: Dr Dreidel: Unfortunately, that's the only way (short of the other player showing you for free) to know if a fold was "proper" or not.

Or you could, you know, ask the guy if he could turn his cards over after the hand.


Or you could, you know, read the comment. :)
 
2014-07-30 01:44:27 PM  
This has happened to me twice.

Not for multiple millions, of course.
 
2014-07-30 01:45:16 PM  

Tricky Chicken: Why is everybody calling this a 'bad beat'?  Neither hand ever had a dominant chance of winning.

He just ran into a statistical probability when both players played the hand adequately.


You just answered your own question:  The chances of flopping two suited cards out of the three and then going runner-runner to win the hand is pretty high.

The usual thing would be nothing on the flop, turn and river to make a difference and they chop the pot.
 
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