Check this beat out!
First and foremost, I want to state that I am not complaining in any way, shape, or form, and am not one of those people who thinks aces never win. I win 99% of the time with mine. This is a rarity and I thought it was pretty amusing.
10 player table I'm 8th to act this hand. Blinds: $.50/$1.00. I snag AA.
To my dismay, the first to act makes a minimum raise to $2 and gets called by another 4 people (Loose table). No way do I want that many people going against my aces, so I raise it to $6 hoping to get the numbers down. All folds except one person who calls and then the person two seats from me reraises me to $10 and the person right next to me calls. At this point I figure that they can't have much of anything if they merely called a minimum raise the first time around (people like to see the flop at Royal Vegas
...a lot) and so I'm ready to just bag this pot now considering it's got $30-$40 dollars in it. I reraise to $30. All folds except the person two seats from me who calls, which surprises me. Now I'm putting him on a KK or QQ.
Flop comes down 2-5-6 with two diamonds. What a great flop for me, huh? He checks, I put in another $20 thinking I'll win it here unless he does in fact have QQ or KK. He calls.
Turn is a Queen of diamonds. Now I get a bit scared. If he has QQ he just hit his set, and those diamonds are a bit intimidating. He doesn't check this time, but bets a single solitary dollar. Don't ask me why, but I only called it.
River comes out with a fourth diamond. Now I'm pretty scared because neither of my aces is a diamond. He bets out another dollar and I call. (Why didn't I try and raise him out of the pot? )
Time comes to flip, he shows....Drumroll....Q-6 of hearts!!! Haha! That gave him two pair.
If he was gutsy enough to call $30 (30x the BB) preflop with THAT he deserved to win the pot!