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I don't understand why I lost this hand, help please?

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by sethnoorzad, Apr 18, 2014.

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  1. sethnoorzad

    sethnoorzad Newbie

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    This is just a hand playing online that I didn't understand. Nothing to do with vegas but the description of the page says a place to discuss hold em and other types of poker..

    I had Q 6, other guy has Q 8 - both off suited

    Flop comes Q A Q plus two inconsequential cards

    I'm all in, and he's all in. He wins the hand.

    How does his hand QQQA8 beat my QQQA6?

    We both have an ace kicker. He had a higher card after that with the 8. But I thought that same hand with same kicker was a tie. Am I wrong?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question. I can't find any info on google. Thanks
     
  2. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    His 8 beats your 6 QQQA6 vs QQQA8. I believe if the cards were QAQJ9, you would have split the pot with QQQAJ.

    Did I win? :)
     
  3. wumpst

    wumpst Newbie

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    His 8 beats your 6. You play 5 cards.
     
  4. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Sonya’s example shows that the other two cards were absolutely not inconsequential. :nono:
     
  5. sethnoorzad

    sethnoorzad Newbie

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    Thanks a lot! Good to know
     
  6. seviay

    seviay High-Roller

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    I hope this isn't overly critical, but if you didn't know that you play 5 cards, I hope you aren't playing for real money...
     
  7. NYPoker

    NYPoker Tourist

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    I'm assuming your new to poker and I hope you aren't playing for money. It's your best 5 card hand, not 4. His 8 beats your 6. However, if a higher car like a jack was on the board you'd have a split pot.
     
  8. TuscaloosaJohnny

    TuscaloosaJohnny Tourist

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    Where do you play OP? Let's face off heads-up sometime. :wink2:
     
  9. johnvic

    johnvic VIP Whale

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    Why are you all in with Q6 off suited?
     
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  10. sethnoorzad

    sethnoorzad Newbie

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    I was just playing online on facebook

    well.. two Q's on the board and one in my hand.. doesn't seem like a bad play
     
  11. feeltheheat

    feeltheheat Low-Roller

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    sorry but yes it does.
     
  12. sethnoorzad

    sethnoorzad Newbie

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    Lol maybe that's why I lost then.
     
  13. feeltheheat

    feeltheheat Low-Roller

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    this might be the wrong board to discuss poker hands, but think about from which lower value hand can you get a call here?

    however it's just a play money facebook game...
     
  14. HAWJOHN

    HAWJOHN Tourist

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    The Op held Q 6 unsuited and the flop was Q A Q. It is my understanding that he went all in after the flop.
     
  15. fenway68

    fenway68 High-Roller

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    Not sure the value of playing Q6 off at the start...

    I find most of my mistakes are made before the flop, then I wind up in trouble because of flops like this...you can't play "what if" as in, "darn I should have stayed, look at that flop!" because in the end you loose any way and you loose more chips/money in the end more frequently with hands like this.

    See this hand "free" from the big blind...sure, but you are out kicked by at least 7 other cards in the end (never mind the ones that could have paired "the two inconsequential cards" as you put it), beaten by AA, etc...way too many ways to be beaten to go all in...at least in a cash game...and probably most situations in a tournament...

    I would NOT recommend Facebook as a place to practice before sitting down at a real table in LV (if that was your plan)...just my humble opinions, but FWIW, I tend to loose the last few years at hold'em...lost my edge a bit
     
  16. TuscaloosaJohnny

    TuscaloosaJohnny Tourist

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    It's impossible for anyone to really make a judgment on whether the play was good or bad based on the little information we actually have on the hand.
     
  17. kps

    kps High-Roller

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    Facebook game with no real chip value. Entertainment at best.

    Limp/min raise in with Q6 off, hit and shove. It happens a ton on that game. Most don't care because they have nothing vested ($$$) so why not is the thought process. They can play some other games to get free chips to come back in.

    They win, they hoot and howl. They lose, the person who beat them sends them a donkey avatar to show them how dumb the play was.

    Very few use any sort of poker sense on that game.
     
  18. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    Yes, that it is a play money Facebook poker game played by a lot of people who have no idea what they are doing is why you can't analyze the hand for quality of play: I know my wife plays the Zynga farmer games and a few times to do things in her games they make her go play hands in the poker game (IE: play so many hands of poker so you can get the ____ that you need to build your barn in Famertown)
     
  19. sethnoorzad

    sethnoorzad Newbie

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    Yeah I realized the pokerstars fb game isn't really a place to get any real experience playing poker.. but entertainment and good to just learn what hands beat others and very basic info like how the procedure of playing a hand goes.

    Way too many people play a pots without thinking.. so you don't really get the experience of playing an opponent. Too much luck involved.
     
  20. Natural21

    Natural21 Low-Roller

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    Not a BAD hand.........except online. :rolleyes2:
    Good luck.:beer::beer:
     
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