I got the book, "POKER: The Real Deal" by Phil Gordon.
I got 2 Padron Anniversarios
I gave 2 Habana Cohibas
I spent all weekend playing poker with my family and losing my ass! Talk about a bad run of cards!!! I started the weekend on a series of wins. I won our opening "big pot" game (Frankenstein), and won about 2 of the next 3 smaller pots. So where did I go wrong? I absentmindedly made change for my sister from my own pile....
....and paid for it the remainder of the weekend! I remained in dead-last place from there on out.
How about this for a raw deal? (don't know if this truly counts as a "bad beat")
We were playing a variation of Cincinatti called "Utah". Five cards down to each player, five community cards rolled one at a time (round of betting after each) and the last community card is wild.
There were 3 players. Me, Mom, Sis.
With the exception of ONE hand, each game was won with a minimum of a Straight Flush. Most games were won with a Royal Flush.
One hand in particular, I was dealt a rainbow, without connectors. The first 4 community card each matched one of my hole cards. I literally had FOUR PAIR....
With the last community card being wild, of course I had a Full House, but lost to a Royal Flush.