Five handed cash game, friendly (though not necessarily laid back) home game, $0.50/$1. I'm under the gun and see , I raise to $3 and get all four other players calling. Grrr.
I'm big stack at the table with like $320 (Due to one person's objections, buy-in is only $60 - don't ask). Flop comes , doh! Doh! Nice!
SB bets $3 (seriously, don't ask) and has $27 behind. BB calls the $3. I raise to $20. Player on my left thinks for a while then goes all in for $73 - I'm happy. Button folds, SB calls all-in ( I figure he's pot committed, so it's sauce for the goose - I'm still happy). BB goes all in for $142 - I just got significantly less happy. I figure that it's not likely he's got KK or QQ, since he'd definitely 3bet those preflop. AJ is a possibility as is J9. Even if I'm up against a made straight I'm 30% with my re-draws, so I call.
SB tables , UTG+1 tables , and BB tables for the straight. Good night nurse.
What makes this more than just a "well that sucked" hand is the insult to injury that came next - turn was . Everyone just made a king high straight except for me. River's a blank, so the hand delivers *two* bad beats, one to the guy who flopped the straight and then watched his "double up and then some" turn into an High/Low-style pot carving, and one to me as I watched the three of them divide up the main pot, watched two of them divide side pot #1, and paid the BB side pot #2.
The pot math would have been so much easier if the board had just paired.
But if they turned their cards face up, you'd still make the same decision when the money went in, right? At least that's how I like to look at a hand... with your money.
Oh yeah, I'm calling $120 to make $280, and I'm 32% to win the hand. This wasn't so much a "hit a two outer on the river!" as it was a hand that gigantically teased two different players and then ultimately whored itself out to everyone.