My Worst Beat Ever
I try not to tell bad-beat stories, but I just endured my worst beat ever and, what the hell, this is my goddam blog and I'm gonna vent. I'm playing a 2-table SNG at Stars, with the usual gaggle of nincompoops. The guy to my left loses 2/3 of his stack calling an all-in bet with Q-10, so when he goes all in next hand and I have AQ I call. He has AK and this time I go down. Then I double up by check-raising my set of fives against a guy with top pair. So I'm at about par when this happens:
I'm dealt the Ace of Clubs and the Queen of Hearts. Two limpers throw in $50 and another guy raises it to $100, and I decide to crank it up to $350 and hopefully just take it there. But of course I'm pretty much committed to play all my chips. The raiser puts me all in and I call. He turns over the Ace-Five of spades. OK, have him dominated, I just don't want to see any spades on the flop.
No spades on the flop--in fact, all three cards are clubs, and I have the aces of clubs. On top of that, one of the cards is a Queen. So this guy has no flush draw, no straight draw, and I have top pair and the nut flush draw. In fact, there are only two cards in the deck that can save him--the five of diamonds and the five of hearts. And he needs them back to back.
Do I need to tell you what happened?
99-1 shots have to come in once every 100 times. Otherwise the Universe implodes. But why do I have to be the guy who gets kicked in the stones?
OK, now read the post below.UPDATE:
Played, uh, five SNGs today? Cashed in none. I think I made the final table once. This wouldn't bother me so much if the players at some of my tables hadn't been just...ludicrous. OK, the beat I described above, that happens. I saw a guy call call an all-in for 1/2 his chips (and he was chip leader) with 5-9. And make a full house. When I pushed in against him of course he had aces. I think I had four decent hands in those five SNGs, and I lost with all of them but one.
I've heard a phrase used in poker, it's called being "on a rush". What exactly is that like? Because I haven't had 2 decent days in a row in two months.
I say this and I win 3 hands in a row playing, alas, a rage-prevention $.25/.50 table. I need to start drinking heavily or something.