This is a discussion on Legendary question :) within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Have you ever participated and lost in a big tournament, you with pocket ace all in pre flop at the final table?
No, but yesterday was the first time I saw pocket aces vs. pocket aces all in pre flop, and one of them won with a flush. Imagine losing like that. Brutal
That has happened to me about 4 times and I've only been playing for just a little over 2 years.
The worst beat I saw was the royal flush hand beat quad AAAA in the main event several years ago. The guy that rivered the royal played K/T s from the bb and the other guy busted out ----- with friggin quad Aces.
That would have to be a tough pill to swallow.
It happens all the time, we place a lot of value on pocket aces. We do not admit to losing with them and in the end failure comes. I already learned that we shouldn't give so much value, but I still do.