Is poker the only game in the world where making a mistake could be rewarded?
I was just doing some brainstorming about poker and realized that it is the only game I know of that if you make a mistake, you could be rewarded and win nonetheless.
For example, say you're playing 1-2 NL hold'em. There was a pre-flop raise of $10, two people left. You are in position, and your hole cards are Ad, K,s. The flop comes KcKh3c. Your opponent checks to you. You bet $10, your opponent calls. Turn comes 7h. Your opponent checks, you come out blasting and bet $50 - (to get him off a possible flush draw).Your opponent calls.River comes 10c. Your opponent bets the last $30 he has in front of him, of course you have to call - he turns over Ac9c for the nut flush.
Now, although you bet enough money on the turn that it would have been a mistake for him to call with just a flush draw on the river, he did so anyway - technically he made a huge mistake but got paid off anyway.