The worst beat I have taken in my young poker career.
I decided to play Midnight Madness last night on full tilt. I was having some success and wanted to play a larger tourney. I usually don't play the $10+ buy ins, but decided to.
2nd hand of the tourney, I was on the BB. 4 limpers and I check with A 4 offsuit.
Flop is A A 4. I have a monster.
I didn't want to scare everybody away with an all in, so I bet 200 chips of my 1470 stack. I got a raise from 3rd position to 600 chips. Everyone else folded and I went all in.
He turned over A 8 and I thought I had just place myself in a good position to start this tourney. The turn came:
So did I do anything wrong or is this just a bad beat that happens? Should I have gone all in with my first bet? I think he would have called anyway.
I think this is just a frustrating beat, so I won't take it too hard.
If anyone has advice on how to play this better please post.