Getting Your Aces Cracked While Deep In A Tournament With $200k For First Is The Saddest Fate

So brutal. That’s the opposite of the dream. The nightmare. You grind and grind and grind. You play your A game, making sick reads and great folds and finally, finalllyyyyyyy after hours of playing, you are sitting 9th/12 with over $200,000 for first place and get dealt aces. Everything has led to this exact spot. And then someone SHOVES. Someone moves all in DIRECTLY INTO YOUR ACES! All you can think is

as you try to remain calm, stay cool and collected, and then reshove….

The flop comes clean….

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Turn looks good….

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And then the river….

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So brutal. So, so, so brutal. Poker is a sick, sick game, man. But it’s not always bad- look at this! Got a DM from a Cracking Aces listener and it brought a god damn tear to my eye:

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How fucking awesome is that?!?!?!? Last week’s episode is titled “Everything You Need To Know About How To Play Live Poker Tournaments”  and a CA listener listened on his drive to Foxwoods, and then shipped it for $95k!!! WHAT?!?!?! Obviously we aren’t going to take the credit for it, but if even one little thing we talked about in the episode contributed to the win that’s the coolest thing ever. We have new episodes with big guests, poker tips and strategy advice, and banter about the big news (like online poker being legalized in Michigan!) every week, subscribe now and have tonight’s when it drops!