bad beat of my day

playing in a local tourney 50+ people.

We're down to about 15 or so, blinds are at 2K/4K, and I pick up AQhearts in the big blind. Having just dropped 10K a couple hands earlier to a shitty outdraw, I'm down to about 16K. 2 all ins as it goes around the table, the 2nd one was for 12K, which left me with 4100 if I called and lost. I obviously did(after all, this is a bad beat thread).

The annoying thing is that I lost to..... AQ hearts. He hit the flush, left me with nothing to play with. I move in the next hand with A10diamonds and went home.

with two all ins before you, you would have to figure that you were not the best hand and unless you were on a short stack and getting blinded to death why risk your stack on a coin flip at best and at worst against a made hand of AA KK QQ? even AK would put you at a big disadvantage...even a pair of 2's statistically is a better starting hand than AQ. against one all in maybe, but not the 3rd with AQ...but hey, if you won with it, you'd look like a genius. that's what's to great about poker, there is no one way to play a hand the right way.

after re-reading your post, i agree with your call-already in for 4k in the bb and your stack was dwindling so i guess it was time to make a stand.

sorry, he had AQ diamonds, hit his flush.

head-people at these tourneys play usually pretty bad. I felt that I had the best hand preflop, and the 2 AQs were the best hands. He flushed out, I didn't.

If I didn't call there, I probably wouldn't have called on the next hand, and been left with 10K and 7 hands to do something before the blinds hit.

"We're down to about 15 or so, blinds are at 2K/4K, and I pick up AQhearts in the big blind. Having just dropped 10K a couple hands earlier to a shitty outdraw, I'm down to about 16K. 2 all ins as it goes around the table, the 2nd one was for 12K, which left me with 4100 if I called and lost. I obviously did(after all, this is a bad beat thread). "

What was the tourney payout structure? What were the relative stack sizes? You need to know both these things before anyone can assess whether what you did was a good decision.

By the way, a bad beat is used to describe a situation where a hand that is far behind after the flop comes back to win. I don't think your hand qualifies based on what you wrote.

Robin Patterson posted a pretty good example of a bad beat where he had pocket queens and flopped Q74 (he didn't specify the suits but lets just assume it was a rainbow flop). Another four fell on the turn, giving him top full house (but not the nuts), then he lost to kings full when a king hit on the river and someone had pocket kings. That is a bad beat. It happens.

"The bad beat payout at the casino where I play is any hand 2A3J or higher. If you have full house 2A3J, and you get beat, then you get a payout, and in some cases the entire table gets a payout, total payout anywhere from 5k to 20K. "

What you are talking about is a Bad Beat Jackpot offered by some casions. Having Jacks full of Aces beaten is pretty common--are you sure this is the qualifier? If so, either that is a really small casino or they pay out the bad beat jackpot a lot. I guess there are some people who probably feel that anytime they lose with Jacks full of aces it is a bad beat, I just don't happen to be one of them.

bringiton

AQ losing to AQ is a bad beat. Any time you have a 86% chance to split a pot, with a 7% chance to win it, and lose its a bad beat.

"AQ losing to AQ is a bad beat. Any time you have a 86% chance to split a pot, with a 7% chance to win it, and lose its a bad beat. "

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree about the definition of a bad beat.