In the small blind I'm dealt 66.
I have $270 in chips.
Middle position ("Calling Station") calls $5.
Middle position ("Agressive Idiot") raises to $15.
Late position ("Lucky Bastard") smooth calls the $15
I smooth call in small blind.
Big Blind folds
Calling station smooth calls.
Pot is $65 preflop (with 4 players).
Flop is J 6 8 rainbow, giving me a set of 6's.
I check (waiting to trap).
"Calling Station" leads out with a $40 bet.
"Aggressive Idiot" smooth calls $40
"Lucky Bastard" smooth calls $40.
Holy shit! This couldn't have worked out better. Now I can make some real money on this baby! I correctly raise the pot (First I call the $40 and then raise another $185). I now only have $30 left.
"Calling Station" calls the $185.
"Aggressive Idiot" calls the $185.
"Lucky Bastard" calls the $185.
What the fuck is going on here??
Pot is now $925
Turn is a King. Board is now [J 8 6 K]
I go all in for $30.
"Calling Station" calls the $30.
"Aggressive Idiot" calls the $30.
"Lucky Bastard" calls the $30 and goes all-in for another $225.
"Calling Station" smooth calls the $225
"Aggressive Idiot" Folds
Main pot is $1045. Side pot is $450.
We flip the cards over and I am shocked.
"Calling Station" has a J7. A pair of Jacks. No kicker, no draw.
"Aggressive Idiot" had a J8 (top two pair).
"Lucky Bastard" had KK (turned a set).
"Lucky Bastard" called $185 with an overpair, and caught his 2-outer on the turn. Any other card, and I win $1,045.
Okay, that's the bad beat part of the story. Now for the happy ending. Before dealing the river card, we start talking about making some kind of deal. I have 1 out (a 6). We discuss options for 5 minutes, and I really don't suggest anything, because I know I'm just plain beat. Already pulling my wallet out to reload.
I'm shocked when the now, "Very Nice Lucky Bastard" tells me he'll give me $200 back, and he'll take the rest....if that's okay with me. Okay with me??? He's offering to simply give me $200 of the $270 I put into the pot!!! Okay with me??? Does the Pope shit in the woods???
Thank you kind sir! You're a gentlemen and a scholar! The table freaked out and berated him for giving me $200. "Are you crazy??? He has one out!!" "I would never have done that!" "Man, you're a fool!!"
He just smiled and said that he didn't want to bust me out in the 1st 10 minutes, and "we're all just having fun, and came here to play." Besides he was very satisfied with his $1,200 pot.
And I was very satisfied that I didn't have to reload.
His good deed was rewarded with good karma, and he cashed out a few hours later with a $1,400 profit. I promised to repay the favor one day: not by giving him free money, but I may deal him 2 river cards :)