vegas
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August 12th, 2014 at 12:41:11 PM permalink
Now this would hurt

http://nypost.com/2014/07/30/one-of-the-absolute-worst-ways-to-lose-1-million/
50-50-90 Rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there is a 90% probability you'll get it wrong
mrsuit31
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August 12th, 2014 at 12:47:59 PM permalink
Quote: vegas

Now this would hurt

http://nypost.com/2014/07/30/one-of-the-absolute-worst-ways-to-lose-1-million/



You may not believe it but I got knocked off a final table in this exact same way. Getting river heart flushed to boot. Although I lost about a thousand because of it, not a million... (If it was a mill I would have flipped the table over haha)
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vegas
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August 12th, 2014 at 12:51:48 PM permalink
Quote: mrsuit31

You may not believe it but I got knocked off a final table in this exact same way. Getting river heart flushed to boot. Although I lost about a thousand because of it, not a million... (If it was a mill I would have flipped the table over haha)



That would hurt, especially on the final table.
50-50-90 Rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there is a 90% probability you'll get it wrong
Ibeatyouraces
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August 12th, 2014 at 12:52:48 PM permalink
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Ayecarumba
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August 12th, 2014 at 1:03:22 PM permalink
Quote: vegas

Now this would hurt

http://nypost.com/2014/07/30/one-of-the-absolute-worst-ways-to-lose-1-million/

They broadcast this the other night as part of the WSOP coverage. Ouch.
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andysif
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August 12th, 2014 at 10:26:12 PM permalink
Seems like the guy who lost had a lot more chips at the beginning of the hand than the guy who won.
Why was he eliminated after losing this hand, even if they go all-ins? he still should have something left.
onenickelmiracle
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August 12th, 2014 at 10:59:20 PM permalink
Quote: andysif

Seems like the guy who lost had a lot more chips at the beginning of the hand than the guy who won.
Why was he eliminated after losing this hand, even if they go all-ins? he still should have something left.

There must have been a lot of lower denomination chips.
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odiousgambit
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August 13th, 2014 at 2:30:13 AM permalink


All gambling can be cruel but poker seems to be the worst.
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
FleaStiff
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August 13th, 2014 at 6:30:09 AM permalink
Quote: vegas

Now this would hurt

http://nypost.com/2014/07/30/one-of-the-absolute-worst-ways-to-lose-1-million/



The "this" appears to be a poker tournament with a one million dollar buy-in that just happened to feature a very early pair of Aces to each of the players followed by sufficient hearts being dealt to win.

"All in" seems to mean ALL.

This is a surprise?

You wanted longer time at table? You expected longer time at table?

Well, it seems poker is all that much different than craps or blackjack...money can go fast.
boymimbo
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August 13th, 2014 at 6:43:26 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

The "this" appears to be a poker tournament with a one million dollar buy-in that just happened to feature a very early pair of Aces to each of the players followed by sufficient hearts being dealt to win.

"All in" seems to mean ALL.

This is a surprise?

You wanted longer time at table? You expected longer time at table?

Well, it seems poker is all that much different than craps or blackjack...money can go fast.




Drinan bet 4.97 million, "all in". Katz had the chips to call. He was not "all in". It's a sucky way to lose that's for sure, but either one had an opportunity to call and risk less.
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