Many casinos and card rooms offer extra incentives and jackpots for very bad beats (such as losing with four of a kind).
I have 2-3
You have A-A
Flop comes A-2-K
Turn is a 2
River is a 2
In this hypothetical, I put a bad beat on you since your three Aces was way out in front of my pair of 2's after the flop.
Novices often confuse a bad call with a call that will probably lose, but still has the pot odds on its side. They will then moan and moan about getting bad beaten when in fact they were only slightly unlucky. A bad beat is in fact when someone makes an incorrect move against you, and gets extremely lucky.
Bad player: I had pocket nines and went all in for 2 dollars. This rich guy called me with AKs and caught an ace. Now that´s a bad beat! I hate this game!
Usually followed by a very pointless bad beat story
Q44. The other guy had KJ and caught two runner Kings for the higher full house.
I was 99.4% favored to win the pot.
Nah i cant..
A bad beat occurs when a beat happens to you.