This is a discussion on What Was Your Biggest Blooper at the Poker Table? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Mine happened in a live poker game, the first time I sat at a table (the first time is not forgotten). I opened the hand
Mine happened in a live poker game, the first time I sat at a table (the first time is not forgotten). I opened the hand from MP to 3 big blinds, all folded and the player sitting to my right called, also from middle position (we were 10 players at the table).
The flop comes half wet, villain check. So my continuation bet is half pot. Villain raised 4 times the value of my flop c bet.
Instead of giving up, I decide to go all in with literal clean air (I said all in!! With intimidating tone). My hand was Ax and the texture of the board did not suit me at all. At that moment instead of waiting for the decision of my opponent imagine what I do ...
I decide to show my cards before my opponent's turn. The dealer scolds me and says that I am played, anyway. And if villain decides to fold, the casino room will hold the pot money and I will keep my remaining stack.
Obviously since the villain knows what I have he decides to call. He had 2 pairs. Finally he won the hand with a full house. And the dealer says out loud: "a full is a full". Terrible was my mistake! LOL. Now if you want tell me yours. Have a nice day!
A clarification, I open my hand from MP and here the villain is the straddle, which was equivalent to the value of the big blind. Coincidentally, another player was exchanging chips with him, since he had recently joined the table, so he was assigned the straddle position.
re: Poker & What Was Your Biggest Blooper at the Poker Table?
My biggest blooper at a live table was mucking the winning hand AFTER SEEING my opponent's hand. It was a long time ago, so my memory of it is a bit foggy. We were NOT all-in, but the pot was large enough that I would have finished that session ahead on chips, rather than down a few dollars.