As you guys know, I deal poker in Las Vegas. I see lots of crazy stuff happen every day but this particular one takes the cake by a mile! So here it goes... My friend Sean, one of the cashiers at the poker room I work for, was playing 2-4 limit holdem after his shift on Tuesday. He was doing quite well, especially against this young guy who was playing live poker for the first time; we'll call him Dumbass. Now before I go any further, let me tell you about our table jackpot. If anyone has Aces full of 10s or better and is beat by a four of a kind, the losing hand gets $4000, the winning hand gets $2500, and everyone sitting at that tables gets $500. So anyway, Sean seems to be beating Dumbass in every hand that the two are in. Dumbass keeps buying more and more chips, determined to beat Sean and get some of his money back. So that is the preface to this bad beat story. Now to begin... Sean looks down and sees an Ace and Queen so he calls the blind and decides to play. A few people call, a few more fold, and Dumbass also calls. The flop comes up with an Ace, another Ace and a Queen. Sean has a full house, Aces full of Queens. He bets and everyone else fold except for Dumbass who calls. The turn card is a 2. Sean bets again and Dumbass calls again. The river card is another 2. Dumbass laughs and yells "AHA! I got you this time!". Thinking, "whatever", Sean just checks. Dumbass bets and Sean quickly calls and turns over his Ace and Queen. Dumbass grabs his two cards, raises them up over his head and slams them down on to the table yelling "Four 2s!!!". Unfortunately for everyone at the table, only one of his 2s hits the table. In his excitement and showboating, Dumbass had lost control of one of his cards as he forcefully threw them to the table. The other card had flown up over his shoulder and landed face down on the floor. He quickly reaches down and puts the card face up on the table showing his four 2s. However, casino rules state that any time a card from a player's hand goes off the table, the hand is declared dead and is folded. The floorman called surveillance to see if they could identify the card before his went off the table but they could not. Therefore, the ruling stood and Dumbass lost the hand, and his share of the jackpot. To summarize, Sean would have won $4000 except for the fact that Dumbass got so excited he couldn't do something as simple as turning his hand over. Sean ends up winning the $30-something pot but is so sick to his stomach that he just cashes out and goes home. The next day he told me that he couldn't even sleep, and I don't blame him. So if you are ever playing poker and someone starts complaining to you about some bad beat or bad luck, just tell them this story and I'm sure they will shut the f*** up. Happy gambling!