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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fifty-Fifty FAIL

FullTilt's $55, 50K-guarantee tournament. I am in the top 5 of chip leaders, and have arrived at my current table fairly recently. I am opening up my range and bullying the table. I flop the nuts, and hope someone else will take a stab at it so that I can check-raiseā€¦

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 30/60 Blinds (9 handed)
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UTG (t6546)
UTG+1 (t11383)
Cardgrrl (MP1) (t11745)
MP2 (t6852)
MP3 (t5980)
CO (t1175)
Button (t5025)
SB (t969)
BB (t3145)

Preflop: Cardgrrl is MP1 with Q, 8
2 folds, Cardgrrl bets t180, 2 folds, CO calls t180, Button calls t180, 2 folds

Flop: (t630) A, K, J (3 players)
Cardgrrl checks, CO bets t995 (All-In), 1 fold, Cardgrrl calls t995

Turn: (t2620) 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t2620) J (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t2620

Cardgrrl had Q, 8 (flush, Ace high).
CO had K, J (full house, Jacks over Kings).
Outcome: CO won t2620

GAH. Be careful what you wish for.

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Anonymous genomeboy said...

Is that really a bad beat as opposed to a cooler?

October 12, 2009 8:58 AM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

Yes, it's a bad beat. All the money went in on the flop when I was approximately an 83% favorite to win.

In my understanding, it's only a cooler if you get your money in with a strong hand and lose to one that was already stronger (i.e., you were losing the whole way).

October 12, 2009 9:01 AM  
Blogger genomeboy said...

I guess I equate the bad beat to bad play. In that case, I think with effective stacks, and position in the tourney, it would have been "incorrect" to get away from 2 pair there.

I thought a cooler is a strong hand loosing to a stronger hand, regardless of who was ahead...?

On another note, perhpas Rakewell will start a new blog to provide a forum for the mighty 2-4 to be extolled....

October 12, 2009 9:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Knave said...

No, bad beats should be equated with *good* play that gets beat anyway. That's why it's a *bad* beat. You got beat when you shouldna.

And I can't even imagine that one Cardgrrl. Yowch.

Had a flush beat by a full house myself yesterday, and it's never pleasant, but it's one thing in cash games for pennies... in a tournament like that?

October 12, 2009 2:26 PM  
Blogger genomeboy said...


I meant bad play on the part of the opponent who laid the beat on you. Otherwise, I agree that it entails getting beaten when you shouldn't.

October 13, 2009 7:49 AM  

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