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Worst Beats of My Career

by Bernard Lee |  Published: Nov 26, 2014

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This past October, I was travelling the World Series of Poker Circuit playing one of my regular stops at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Gearing up for the $1,675 main event, I played a handful of the $365 tournaments. In one of the preliminary events, I got off to a great start until I encountered a fateful hand. My pocket kings were up against 3-2 on a 7-6-2 board. After I check-raised all-in, my opponent called. Next, the dealer put out a five and four to crack my kings with a runner-runner straight. This hand was probably the worst beat I had ever taken on a Day 1 of a tournament. After I tweeted about this almost implausible hand, I had several people commiserate with me. Someone asked what my worst beats were on the tour, how meaningful they were at different stages during the tournaments, and how much potential money I ...


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