No limit hold íem is a game for morons and broken hearts, but most other forms of poker are little better. Limit hold íem can be just as bad; at no limit, you might just force a draw out of a pot, but at limit, an all too familiar scenario is you raise or perhaps re-raise with pocket aces, some moron calls with 9-4 suited, flops nothing, but plays on, and sucks out.
Below, in chronological order, are a few such on-line examples. Happily, not all of them result in the garbage hand cleaning up.
May 8, 2012: A small pot limit hold íem tournament and garbage wins yet again. My apologies for the imperfect screengrab.
May 13, 2012: This time the moron who couldnít fold an ace was close to home. to put it mildly.
May 21, 2012: Slow playing aces is always a risky business at no limit hold íem, but here they hold up in a multi-way pot.
July 7, 2012: This was from a freeroll; the guy with J-10 raised then called an all-in on the flop. He flops two pair, but a magic river card puts him in his place.
August 11, 2012: Spot the deliberate mistake. This isnít a bad beat at all!
September 8, 2012: The moron raises with garbage in a freeroll, and cracks aces. In spite of that crummy luck, I cashed.
September 9, 2012: Three all-in pre-flop, and the moron with the ace wins. The right moron for once!
September 16, 2012: All-in pre-flop with garbage, and once again stupidity is rewarded.
September 24, 2012: Aces hold up.
September 26, 2012: Aces lose to a player who canít fold KQ pre-flop.
September 29, 2012: Utterly moronic play nearly pays off, but justice prevails on the river.
October 1, 2012: Three of us all-in pre-flop the first hand of a PokerStars Depositor Freeroll. The best hand wins by virtue of a suck out.
October 1, 2012: The same tournament as above. Big slick flops a house heads up against a player who thinks ace rag is worth staking it all on.
October 5, 2012: KJ beats pocket jacks.
October 7, 2012: A cruel suck out in the William Hill Sunday Facebook Freeroll, but Auntie didnít complain.
[The above article was published originally as a blog on October 10, 2012 with 11 screengrabs. The others were added shortly; there are 21 here, but one is linked from Any Two Cards, which was published 4 days later].
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