Originally Posted by ChuckTs
what are your worst bad beats?
I don't know if this is a bad beat or not, but I feel very BAD about it!
8 players, I am sitting at 6.
I am dealt a
. Not a hand I would normally play alot, but I was close to late position and felt I knew my opposition well enuff, and figured I was due.
I raised pre-flop.
3 players fold including the BB. The other 3 call.
Look what I hit on the flop... a KING HIGH straight.
1 player folds, 1 bets and 1 calls.
The other two players called. (Should this have been a warning sign for me? One of them I had little respect for, and the other seemed to play well, but not all THAT well.)
Fourth Street is
At this point I'm thinking, someone with a 10 would mean we split the pot.
Both players check, I bet and they call. Neither of them RAISED me... which I would have done in their position IF I HAD a 10! So I figured neither of them had one.
There are TWO KINGS on the Table, and I start to worry. When I look back on this, I know that if one (or even both of them) had anything they would raise me...right?
Here is where I made my fatal mistake... I missed a clue because online game turns are timed:
Player one folded. As I suspected.
Player 2 BET.
Player 2 reraised. I called.
Player 2 won that pot... with a
I missed seeing that there was the possibility of a flush! Here's where my downfall is with online poker: We have only a SHORT amount of time to figure out what to do, and I haven't quite got the knack for seeing ALL possible hands in 20 freaking seconds... I've resigned myself to that fact, and am working on improving that skill.
But what kills me... what ABSOLUTELY KILLS me about this hand is that Player 2 DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING until the river! S/He was in middle position with small suited connectors... 2 hearts flopped... S/He chased the pot all the way to river and GOT her miracle card... AAARRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!
What would I have done in her place?
In the first place, I would never have played low anything from middle position. Experience has taught me that I lose more hands than I win like this. The PROBLEM as I see it is that the FISH keep playing like this. Over the long run, they will also lose more than they will win... but there are more and more of them out there, and... and I'm losing to them! wah.
Ok. I'm done. Thanks for letting me rant.