Bad beat or not??? :-/
I was dealt KK in middle position. Blinds were 0.5-1$. I had 50$ at the table. A guy under the gun raised to 4$, which is fairly standard raise. I re-raised to a pitiful amount of 7$ hoping to get a larger pot. Small blind called, as did original raiser. Flop showed K Q Q rainbow.
Check, check and now itís my turn to bet on a 22$ pot with nuts. I bet 3$, slow-playing my hand. Small blind called, raiser folded. Turn showed A. Check again, I bet 6$ and the small blind raised to 12$. Not wanting to scare him off with my monster hand I re-raised to 18$, which he duly called. River - Jack. He goes all-in.
Now a little analysis of his play. By calling a re-raise he showed a pretty decent hand unless he was a fish, but I had no inclination to think that. Calling on flop he either had a very good draw hand (which is unlikely, because of such a dangerous flop and absence of flush draw possibilities) or AK, AA or any queen.
Raising on turn showed a very decent hand, still leaving open possibilities of AK, AQ, AA, QQ or QJ.
Now going all-in on river, he probably doesnít have a straight, because of my earlier play, itís pretty certain that I by now at least have a full-house of some kind. So that leaves him with AA, QQ, AQ, QJ or KQ.
I put him on AQ and made a call.
He had AA. Lucky turn for him.