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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Breaks of the game

From my nephew, Gary, at the World Series of Poker:

All in -- I had AQ and he had KQ for a 25,000 chip pot. Flop 10 2 4. Turn A (yes !!!!). I now tell the dealer, Please don't throw a Jack, but he does not listen and I am eliminated when a Jack comes. I was speechless...

There's a term in poker called a "bad beat." I don't know if this loss qualifies, but it sounds pretty bad to me. Oh, well. To be one of the top quarter of players in the tourney at age 21 isn't the worst thing that ever happened to a guy. Congratulations to him on winning the satellite tournament that got him there, and on how far he got his first time in Vegas.

Comments (9)

sometimes when you play the cards, they play you. It's just one of those hands where you do everything right, but the cards just don't come. But it sounds like he will do well.

That's the textbook definition of a "bad beat"

That's what I thought.

I just checked. Before that last card, the odds were in nephew's favor, 90.9% to 9.1%. That's a very bad beat.

It was about 75/25 before the flop, so it definetly is a bad beat. Yea on the river he had 4 cards @ about 2.45% per card. Oh well! Ill be back next year

Runner-runner for the straight? Wow. What a shot to the gut...literally. lol I hope the guy didn't make an ass of himself when he hit it. That seems to be en vogue, especially when there are TV cameras around.

What a dumb, boring, overrated card game.

Why doesn't your nephew put his efforts into a REAL card game, like bridge?

I don't know much about the game but it sounds like you played it exactly right. It just wasn't meant to be this time around. I'm sure if you want to be there again next year, you will be. Congratulations on getting as far as you did and winning the game that got you to Las Vegas!

There are roughly 460 players left at this point. The top 561 are in the money.

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