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Old 08-29-2013, 04:33 AM   #1
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Default Poker player’s bad-beat face at the World Series of Poker will break your heart

Poker player’s bad-beat face at the World Series of Poker will break your heart
By Jay Busbee | The Turnstile – 20 hours ago


Despite the best efforts of Congress and the shifting tides of fads, poker is still a thing, and the World Series of Poker remains one of the world's singular competitions (we won't say "sports"). Nowhere else can a dude come in literally — and we mean that in the classic sense of the term — off the street and defeat the sport's most notable pros.

Of course, anybody who's ever played poker is familiar with the bad beat, the moment when the cards that had been running in your favor turn horribly, irrevocably against you. Like parents, everybody's got some bad beat stories, and like your fantasy team, nobody else is interested in hearing those stories.

That said, this is a rugged one here. Carter Gill, playing in the World Series of Poker in a round televised Tuesday night, thought he was about to double his winnings. And as you can see from the stats above, he had a 93 percent chance of winning the hand. In poker terms, that's as close as you can get to a dead-solid lock.


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"Break your heart"? I find it pretty amusing considering how smug he seemed.

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I've had a worse beat on a poker tournament.

I had a boat (three jacks, two queens)... but the guy across from me had a better full house (three queens, two jacks).

Now, THAT was heartbreaking.

Everyone at the table asked the dealer if they could give me a chip or two, just so that I could play one more hand. I turned it down (before the dealer even told them "No"), shook everyone's hand, and went swimming.
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I've had a worse beat on a poker tournament.

I had a boat (three jacks, two queens)... but the guy across from me had a better full house (three queens, two jacks).

Now, THAT was heartbreaking.

Everyone at the table asked the dealer if they could give me a chip or two, just so that I could play one more hand. I turned it down (before the dealer even told them "No"), shook everyone's hand, and went swimming.
I've gotten beaten with a full house before too. Can't remember the actual cards I had though. My mind must be somehow unconsciously blocking the painful memory from itself. It may have been a four-of-a-kind that beat me.
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I've gotten beaten with a full house before too. Can't remember the actual cards I had though. My mind must be somehow unconsciously blocking the painful memory from itself. It may have been a four-of-a-kind that beat me.
Oh, I've had a full house, and been beaten by (obviously) bigger hands: four of a kind, straight-flush. That kind of beat I can accept.

I was beaten by the only hand (due to the cards on the table) that could have beaten me.
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Are hearts and diamonds really so different?
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I've had a worse beat on a poker tournament.

I had a boat (three jacks, two queens)... but the guy across from me had a better full house (three queens, two jacks).

Now, THAT was heartbreaking.

Everyone at the table asked the dealer if they could give me a chip or two, just so that I could play one more hand. I turned it down (before the dealer even told them "No"), shook everyone's hand, and went swimming.
My worst beat was in an Omaha game. Had quad 8's on the turn, other guy had a boat of 10's over 8's and of course a 10 came on the river. It boils my blood just to think about it.
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My worst beat was in an Omaha game. Had quad 8's on the turn, other guy had a boat of 10's over 8's and of course a 10 came on the river. It boils my blood just to think about it.
It's called "the river" for a reason. LOL (ugh)
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