Why poker is like...A Horror movie
When you're watching a horror movie, you are always thinking to yourself that things can't get any worse - then they do!
I was watching a poker match on TV recently, Chris Ferguson was heads up against a guy I didn't know from Costa Rica. Chris was just about to experience the same thing, it was as bad as it could get. Chris got dealt pocket Aces to the guy's Ace 10, the guy went all-in and Chris was in dreamland, it's just about as good a situation as you can be in.
The flop was something like Jack 7 9 giving the other guy a glimmer of hope but nothing more, he now had three of the five cards required for a straight. The turn drew gasps, an 8! The other guy now had an open ended straight draw, he had 7 8 9 10 and any 6 or Jack on the river would win him the pot.
Chris must have been twitching slightly but he was still a massive 80%-20% favorite to take the pot. Then there was the horror movie moment as the river produced a 6! The Other guy had pulled off an incredible bad beat - the worst I've ever seen and although he must have been sick to his stomach, Chris was incredibly sporting and gentlemanly about it.
Poker - watch if you dare but don't watch alone!
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