Mysery loves company right? Ok, so I fricken hate bad beat stories but some can be pretty amusing so I thought it would be fun to run a little competition for the best bad beat story. This will be a blogger only competition for the person who tells the best bad beat story.
I’m going to be the judge along with input from Matt (even though I haven’t asked him yet) but he’s my biatch so he’s gonna do it! What I’m looking for are bad beat stories not just about how you got unlucky because a guy had aces and you had kings….whoopdy fricken do.
Unless it’s a really bad beat involving poker it probably won’t win. If you lost your entire bankroll in a night, or a friend donked off all your poker earnings I’ll consider it but I’m looking for some original stuff here.
My personal bad beat story would be buying my house right before the housing market crashed and losing about $500,000 in the stock market since then etc.
Videos are also a good idea. Maybe you have a hand replayer of a bad major losing session? Whatever just be unique. I heard a story where this one guy lost his entire bankroll (like $200k) playing at a hotel in Vegas and tried to run through the glass window of the room and jump off the building. Turns out the glass wasn’t very breakable and he didn’t exactly accomplish it. Funny in a sick kind of way.
Ok so basically all you have to do is write your bad beat story on your blog. I will take the first 25 contestants. Your blog must be at least a year old that you actually write in and in it you must reference Compatiblepoker.com and one page you find on this site useful (hint, hint, my US poker page) via links that do not use nofollow tags. Come back and post the url of your blog entry in the comment section.
A good topic would be maybe how you lost your job and now are totally f’d and living in your mom’s basement and grinding it out at the $.25/$.5 tables. Oh yeah, please no sob stories about deaths. I really don’t want to be put in the situation in comparing whos family death was the worst beat.
Anyway I’ll be following this contest up with a “Best Poker Related Brag” contest where again, the winner gets $1,000 funded via pokerstars or fulltiltpoker for the best Brag story. It’s always fun to hear people’s success stories as well!
So to sum it up here are the requirements.
- Write your Bad Beat Story on your blog.
- Link to www.compatiblepoker.com and another page on this website.
- Your blog must be a year old and active.
- If we pick you, you get $1,000 funded by us into your poker account.
If we don’t get 50 bloggers I dunno, maybe I’ll just hand out $25 or $50 for every person that does it or split the $1000 among the top 5 entrants. Only 5 entrants? That means you all get $200. That’s it, let the games begin. Do your worst!
Disclaimer: Competition subject to change. Roger reserves the right to deny underage gamblers and retards who try to defraud me and others in this competition.