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    I must sound like a whinging bitch, but I had my worst bad beat ever today. I ended up recovering and cashing out quite a profitable session, but who doesn't remember the hands they lose? I also got quad aces, but this story is far more interesting

    $1/2 at Casino today

    I've got around $230 infront of me. Ace Jack 2nd last position and there's a small raise preflop and 5 way action

    Flop - King Jack 3 Rainbow

    UTG checks, UTG +1 Checks, Middle Position Bets $6. I call. Button Calls. UTG folds. UTG +1 Calls

    Turn - Ace

    UTG +1 moves all in for his remaining $15 (so basically nothing)

    Middle position folds and before i can act button calls and flips over his cards face up forgetting about me (I wont tell you yet for dramatic effect). Everyone's laughing and chatting because this doesn't happen quite often. But suddenly I push all in over the top for my remaining $200 and the table is all standing up and watching. Button thinks for a while and eventually calls. I go, buddy, you have two outs. Another player adds thats it only one, as he folded the other card.

    The dealer takes a while as he organises the now massive side pot as everyone is standing up and chatting about the hand. The guy who moved in for $20 has pocket 7s BTW but the side pot is considerably larger

    River - 3 and the table explodes

    Button has Ace 3 and i get out outered in the almost $600 pot at a chance of 2%

    Hope you guys enjoyed this.

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    Just played a sit and go, short stack pushes all in (4 players left at this stage), I call about 1/5 of my chips with K9, he shows J2 offsuit and hits a flush on the river. I go all in next hand with AQ, he calls with A6 and flops a full house. Eventually just the two of us left, manage to fight back from being 10 to 1 behind to almost even, I go all in with A9, he calls with K6 and wins with a pair of Kings. Don't really care about the money as it was fairly low stakes, just resent being beaten by someone who should've been knocked out half a dozen times.
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    Did any of the UK readers see the cricket episode of Sky's celeb poker a couple of nights back? Gladstone Small won from Steve Marsh, Min Patel, Ed Giddens, Ali Brown & Ramps in that order. Gladstone has a superb poker face and was lucky in that he got called a couple of times early on when he had the cards and then used this for some outrageous bluffs. Pushed Min Patel off A-Q with (IIRC) 7-5 with a big re-raise after the flop.

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    Played at Burswood Casino in Perth last Friday.

    Softest poker I've ever played for 5-5. Bought in for $400 and eventually cashed out at $1000.
    The most I've ever bought in for but it was worth it.

    Played with Shane Warne last week at Star City as well


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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    Played at Burswood Casino in Perth last Friday.

    Softest poker I've ever played for 5-5. Bought in for $400 and eventually cashed out at $1000.
    The most I've ever bought in for but it was worth it.

    Played with Shane Warne last week at Star City as well
    Nice one..

    Played another tournament here, small buyin, only 50 rand, but I knew I would come second yet again, and yep, second I came.. I suck so hard at heads up poker
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Did any of the UK readers see the cricket episode of Sky's celeb poker a couple of nights back? Gladstone Small won from Steve Marsh, Min Patel, Ed Giddens, Ali Brown & Ramps in that order. Gladstone has a superb poker face and was lucky in that he got called a couple of times early on when he had the cards and then used this for some outrageous bluffs. Pushed Min Patel off A-Q with (IIRC) 7-5 with a big re-raise after the flop.

    Giddens supposed prowess garnered on the pro circuit not immediately apparent, it must be said.
    Was looking forward to that but missed it by a couple of weeks.. I saw Ian Blackwell and Ed Giddins doing a bit of summarizing for Sky's late night poker slot over christmas..

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    Is this just a bad beat or was I being ********?

    As usual I breeze through a 6 man poker tourney and get to the heads up stage. Stacks are even when I get presented with pocket 6's.

    The flop comes up, QQQ, we tentitively place bets as the turn and river come up. The full community looks like QQQAA, which is pretty amazing to say the least

    Figuring he's incredibly unlikely to have either four queens or trip aces, I go all in and to my astonishment he calls me.

    Turns out he has four queens..

    I've still never won a poker tourney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Is this just a bad beat or was I being ********?
    The latter. He had the nuts on the flop, slow played his hand, and you fell for it, not much else to it really. Might have been worth attempting a smaller bluff, but putting all your chips in with nothing in the hope of winning a small pot is pretty dumb. Especially if he called a raise pre-flop, since any A or Q would win. Even if he had nothing he might have figured you were bluffing and called for half the pot (since you both would have had a full house).

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    Alarm bells should have been going off when he called after the flop I'd say. It's highly unlucky- the vast majority of the time it'd have been a split pot- but not great play nonetheless.

    Btw, if you continually lose on the heads-up, why don't you just get aggressive pre-flop and take skill out out of the equation?
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    Have taken up poker over the last month or so with several mates. Turns out I'm actually not that bad at it, six of us played last night and I won, to go with two second-place finishes out of five/six people and one joint-third out of eight people.

    I'm actually up in monetary terms so far, from about seven sessions - considering the first of these sessions was the second poker game of my life, I'm not doing too badly.

    I almost gave up before last night's win, though - I played terribly on Friday, was on tilt the whole time, and decided I couldn't be ****ed playing against some of my mates who are massive pains in the arse at the poker table. Glad I changed my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Is this just a bad beat or was I being ********?

    As usual I breeze through a 6 man poker tourney and get to the heads up stage. Stacks are even when I get presented with pocket 6's.

    The flop comes up, QQQ, we tentitively place bets as the turn and river come up. The full community looks like QQQAA, which is pretty amazing to say the least

    Figuring he's incredibly unlikely to have either four queens or trip aces, I go all in and to my astonishment he calls me.

    Turns out he has four queens..

    I've still never won a poker tourney.
    So basically, you bet all your chips when the best you could hope for was a split pot?

    Interesting.
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    Haha.

    Defo ********.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    So basically, you bet all your chips when the best you could hope for was a split pot?

    Interesting.
    Not really a fan of this move either. Risks v Rewards here don't seem that great. If he calls your at best chopping.

    Easiest way to play heads up is to move into hyper-aggressive mode, especially when you're the button. I don't play any kind of tournament or sng much anymore, but once you get more experienced at heads up it can also be useful to try slowplay and trap alot. But if the cards aren't falling into your lap I'd say just become ultra aggressive preflop and try to get all your money in on a coinflip at worst
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    The calls on the flop should've set alrm bells ringing, assuming it was you who led out and not him. If he led out, small bets should have done the same as he's trying to make you think he's weak when he's really trying to suck as much out of you as possible by betting values you'll call.

    In any case, you played poorly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    The calls on the flop should've set alrm bells ringing, assuming it was you who led out and not him. If he led out, small bets should have done the same as he's trying to make you think he's weak when he's really trying to suck as much out of you as possible by betting values you'll call.

    In any case, you played poorly.
    Indeed. All things being equal, once he calls a bet on the flop his hand range is quite narrow: Case Queen, Pockets >6, or possibly, depending on the player, a hand like AK high.

    Preflop action would have dictated post-flop play, but I think one bullet on the flop should suffice and once he calls I'd kill the action

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