July 28th, 2010
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Sometimes luck is not there for you or just it is not your day.  This is a true story about a big pot and, an unlucky loser.

We will call him Peter.  Peter was playing Poker online, and after a few hands he was quite lucky and Peter is someone who plays a few hours a day. He loves poker and he is quite good at it.

Today, as usual, he plays some money and it is not so bad.He has  won a few pots and now, he has almost around $ 2000 (real money of course). He started with $200. His strategy is if he is underneath $100 he just leaves the online poker. So sometimes it is fast and sometimes he can win a lot.

But anyway, everything was alright and he was playing with some guys, one of them was quite mad and he used to bluff a lot before the pre-flop. Peter used to play against this kind of guy and he knows by experience that they lose quickly through their unskilled poker experience.

So Peter received 2 cards, and guess what, pocket ACES. He called the big blind as he doesn’t want to scare anyone and because he knows that the other player will raise anyway. Of course, it happens. So Peter wants to fake the fact he is angry and raises again.  So the other player just called him as well.

The flop: ACE (heart), a 5 (club) and a 10 (diamond).

Perfect for Peter but he checked just to act like he has nothing, so the other one raises $200.

Peter raised again, same technique as before. He called.

Next card a Q (heart), two hearts on the river but nothing important. So Peter raised now because the pot was quite important but the other guy went all in.  Peter didn’t believe him and called him. So Peter is all in for $2000 but the probability to win is very high for him that he knows he will win.

Everyone turns their own cards (online games), pockets Aces for Peter and for the other person 2 and 7 Hearts (quite crazy to play with that at the beginning of the game, and probably no one will try it, especially on Internet!) But now I think you know what happened, don’t you? The next card on the river was a bloody 9 of hearts.

Peter can’t believe in it. Unbelievable that someone calls you with these kinds of crap cards. Unfortunately, it means that sometimes, bad players can win as well. Luck is always around poker and sometimes you can be one of the best players ever, the game can just decide differently for you. This kind of round doesn’t happen too often but when you are the unlucky guy, it just pisses you off so much. That is poker! You have to accept it to improve your game.

So good luck for the next round and don’t underestimate your opponents even if they don’t play well.

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