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Laughing out out out out out out out loud

Time for a quick poker lesson in how to represent a hand, courtesy of Rickib78.

a/s/l?  We assume from the username late twenties, and probably male but using a cool or deliberately feminised form of Richard.  PokerStars tells me he’s from Clayton, Victoria.  G’day, Dick.

Representing a hand is simple, apparently.  Just bet and raise wildly and then your opponent has to assume that you currently hold the best hand available with the community cards that are showing.

Here’s the example :-

Poker Stars – No Limit Hold’em Cash Game – $0.25/$0.50 Blinds – 9 Players – (LegoPoker HH Converter)

SB: $49.45
Hero (BB): $71.40
UTG: $39.95
UTG+1: $28.65
MP1: $16.90
MP2: $21.05
MP3: $34.10
CO: $48.00
BTN: $51.25

Preflop: Hero is dealt K T (9 Players)
UTG calls $0.50, 5 folds, BTN calls $0.50, SB calls $0.25, Hero checks

Flop: ($2) 9 K 8 (4 Players)
SB checks, Hero bets $1.50, UTG calls $1.50, 2 folds

Turn: ($5) 7 (2 Players)
Hero bets $2.50, UTG raises to $10.00, Hero calls $7.50

River: ($25) 2 (2 Players)
Hero checks, UTG bets all-in for $27.95, Hero folds

So I folded the best hand.  He proudly showed QJo, thinking he’d pushed me off a big hand and not, in fact, the weak pair and busted draw that I had.

luckydonut said, "wow u misread ur hand"
Rickib78 said, "looool"
Rickib78 said, "did u have a straight?"
luckydonut said, "you think i folded a straight?"
luckydonut said, "lol"
Rickib78 said, "loool"
luckydonut said, "looooooool"
luckydonut said, "whats this, lol envy?"
Rickib78 said, "well i represented a flush !!!!"
luckydonut said, "you did?"
Rickib78 said, "3 spades on the table"
luckydonut said, "oh so you represented what on the turn, before you decided to represent the flush, exactly?"
Rickib78 said, "on the turn it was a straigh"
Rickib78 said, "looooooooooooool"

Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooool.  I win.

But really, I don’t know what’s so funny.  Clearly I have a lot to learn to take on a player who is good enough to represent a different hand on each and every betting round.

I think I should probably just fold every hand.