If you are playing poker against the house, it is a crooked casino and/or you are not playing pokerI don't play online, the number of real vs fake players and algorithms has an effect on the outcome vs real life playing and deck shuffling. Also when you play without stakes vs playing using your own $$ online the algorithm is different and the house has the clear advantage in the long run.
When I play I don't always know my opponent and if I do I'm not sure their mindset. I consider myself above average given my years of play and knowledge but I don't let my opponents know this until I have to. But many times when I play with friends they already know so it's already on the table but sometimes people don't like to lose.
One think made me suspicions of your story: he called you, so, you are the one to show your card first. And, after you show the winning hand, why did he showed his cards? In my experience, people like him do not show their cards at the end (or, at most, show just one)I paid part of my university tuition playing poker. Started with only $50 online, not expecting to make anything with it, but ended up accumulating over $1200 in the span of a few months, playing low stakes. That gave me the confidence to try my hand at live games. First night I turned my $60 buy-in into $220. Second night I turned $100 into $650.
Played off and on during my university days and probably made close to $5000 profit (I wasn't tracking at first, so hard to know exactly).
But in my fourth year, I was playing a game with a real fish. I had turned my $100 buy-in into $350 by the time he sat down at our $1/$2 table. He was some rich moron who played terribly, super aggressive, and multiple people at the table had already taken his whole stack when I finally lucked out and faced him. He raised to $8, which he did every hand. It was folded around to me on the button, and I was sitting with K/Q of spades, raising to $24. Everyone else folded, and fish raised to $50. Typically he did such small raises when he wasn't confident in his hand, but wanted to bully anyway, so I went over the top to $150. He agonized over that for almost two minutes, then called.
Flop was K-9-3, with the 9 of spades. He thought about it for about 30 seconds, then checked. Given his play style, I put him on 10/9 or 9/8, possibly suited, but board was rainbow anyway. He would have bet the flop with Kings, or two pair. And he wouldn't have taken so long to check if he had nothing. I was certain I had him beat, and the pot was north of $300, with $200 left in my stack, and he was sitting at $150, so I put him all in. He stalled for almost 2 minutes again, then called.
I wanted to flip my cards immediately, but the jackass refused. Turn was an 8. River a deuce. Turn card made me nervous, and for good reason, because he had 9/8.
That kind of soiled me on the prospect, so I stopped going. Then I soon lost interest in ever going back, because I was busy. In the long run, I always came out ahead, but I had enough of the random bad beats.
Yeah I was thinking something similar. Bad beats are part of poker. It happens all the time, especially in lower stakes because people will play anything and luck out here and there.You consider yourself a poker player and this one meaningless beat haunts you for your whole life? He had 5 cards to beat you with 2 cards to come. That's roughly 20% odds. You weren't a slam dunk to win and this is all you can come up with? Come on man. A straight flush over quads is a bad beat. You've never hit a card where you were only 20% or less to win?
I'm not sure you understood my retelling. I went all in on the flop, he called. I asked if he wanted to flip (before the remaining cards were dealt). He said no. So we didn't actually see each other's cards until after the river. He sucked out on the turn.One think made me suspicions of your story: he called you, so, you are the one to show your card first. And, after you show the winning hand, why did he showed his cards? In my experience, people like him do not show their cards at the end (or, at most, show just one)
My question is: why did he show his cards at all? Poker players rarely show losing hand even after the river. And you were required to show your hand first (since he called you), so, after he see you have the winning hand, he does not have to show his cards (and, again, almost noone shows his cards in his situation). Also, after no more action is possible (all people are all in and called), any player can show his cards: he does not need a permission from others.I'm not sure you understood my retelling. I went all in on the flop, he called. I asked if he wanted to flip (before the remaining cards were dealt). He said no. So we didn't actually see each other's cards until after the river. He sucked out on the turn.