A Bad Beat . . . That I Wasn’t On The Losing End Of

For once, a bad beat I was happy to lay down on someone else. :-)

Preflop: Hero is SB with Ac, Ad.
UTG folds, UTG+1 calls, MP1 folds, MP2 calls, MP3 calls, CO folds, Button folds, Hero raises, BB folds, UTG+1 calls, MP2 calls, MP3 calls.

Flop: (9 SB) 4s, As, 9d (4 players)

Hero bets
, UTG+1 folds, MP2 folds, MP3 calls.

Turn: (5.50 BB) Ah (2 players)
Hero checks, MP3 bets, Hero calls.

With two aces on the board I’m afraid of spooking him with a bet. I want him to buy that I’m trying I’m on a flush draw.

River: (7.50 BB) 9s (2 players)
Hero checks, MP3 bets, Hero raises, MP3 3-bets, Hero caps, MP3 calls.

Final Pot: 15.50 BB
Main Pot: 15.50 BB, between Hero and MP3.

Pot won by Hero (15.50 BB).

Results below:
Hero shows Ac Ad (four of a kind, aces).
MP3 shows 9c 9h (four of a kind, nines).
Outcome: Hero wins 15.50 BB.

When he typed in the chat window that he had quad nines I was thinking “Yeah, right. You had nines full.” but when I checked out the hand history . . . he had it!

Bill Rini
Bill Rini is currently the Head of Online Poker for WSOP. He has been working in the online poker industry since 2004 and has held management roles at Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.