Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The hand you dread

This is not a bad beat story. I don't want people demanding I owe them a buck.

It is a story of dread. Everyone has been there. You raise. Get re-raised, and push or call the push. Your opponent has just enough to eliminate or cripple you.

You wait in anticipation for the second it takes for the site to show the cards.

Your initial reaction is "Yes!" as you see you are ahead. You have your opponent dominated.

Then your eyes focus on his cards. Your brain screams two words.

You're screwed!

You have been here time and time again. This one hand always beats you, no matter what. There is nothing you can do but cry inside as they hit their 3-outer on the flop, or the board fills in the 4 card flush or straight. You could cuss up a storm but don't. Instead you sigh and wonder why it happens all the time.

For me, it is A J. Many times I have made a move with A Q vs A J. The J always hits. Always. It is the one hand I dread seeing in my opponents paws. A J has sent me to the rail time and time again.

What is the hand you dread seeing in front of your opponent?


BadBlood said...

63o in the hands of G-Rob.

Drizztdj said...

Ace - Rag while I'm holding KK, QQ, JJ, or even TT

Or, anytime I see a coin flip pre-flop