As you might expect, it comes from the showtime $500/$1,000 RailHeaven table at here.)
Seat 1 Ozzy 87 ($259,384.50)
Seat 4 durrrr ($358,859)
Seat 5 KillerIntent ($65,525)
Seat 6 elmariachimacho ($218,557)
Ozzy 87 posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #6
KillerIntent starts the hand off with a raise to $3,500 from the cut-off. elmariachimacho calls on the button, and Ozzy 87 and durrrr both call from the blinds.
They take a flop four-handed of 3♦ 5♦ 9♥. Ozzy 87 fires out $14,000 and durrrr and KillerIntent get out of the way. elmariachimacho raises the pot to $56,000 and Ozzy 87 tanks before raising all-in.
elmariachimacho snap-calls his last $159,057 and is all-in. When the dust settles Ozzy 87 has 3♣ 3♥ for bottom set and elmariachimacho has 5♥ 5♣ for middle set.
Set over set, no matter what the stakes, is a frustrating, wall-punching experience. Except these guys aren't playing cheeseburger stakes, they're playing for stupid amounts of money.
The only thing sicker than getting coolered set over set in a $444,000 pot is what happens next.
The turn bangs off the 3♠ and boom goes the dynamite. Ozzy 87 hits lightning in a bottle by way of a one-outer. When the river bricks out 6♦, Ozzy 87 finds himself $444,112 richer.
Nintey-five per cent of people reading this post would agree that no matter the stakes, that would have been at least a mouse smash. Yet elmariachimacho reloaded and played the next hand.
So one can infer that he not only did not break his mouse, but he didn't break his monitor, laptop, keyboard or hand (on a wall and/or desk). It is an enviable trait to be able to handle adversity like that.
elmariachimacho will now have to track down David Sklansky to claim his "Sklansky bucks."
You also might be asking, "Dan, what is the point of all this?" The point is this: Your bad beats don't seem quite so bad when you read about a one-outer in a half a million dollar pot.
So, perk up. Things could be worse.
As always ship your bad beats to email@example.com. And rail the action at FTP here.
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