It's probably one of the most frustrating things about poker.
You're talking to your spouse about a bad beat (THE most frustrating thing about poker) and you can't quite remember whether you bet first or just how much the donkey put into the pot with his poor cards, and what were those cards again? Were they suited or non-suited?
Now PokerStars gives you the best way to bitch about your bad beat. You can show it to them.
PokerStars now has instant hand replay available.
Look for the small red button in the left-hand corner of the site next to the hand numbers. You'll still have a chance to get your hand by text, but you can also click on the button, and the hand will play out in video.
You can rewind the hand, pause it or fast forward through different parts.
You'll also have a chance to scroll through different hands, so you can go back to the one you wanted to show your spouse.
Of course, you can also showing him or her just how brilliantly you played the hand as well.
First of all, just download PokerStars now and you'll get an exclusive PokerWorks bonus of $25 free in addition to a 100 percent matching bonus up to $50. You must enter the marketing code of POKERWORKS upon registration and the bonus code of FIRST2008 upon your first deposit.
But why stop there? Why not use it for its intended purpose? It can also help you learn.
You might discover that there were many things you could have done to prevent the beat. Maybe your spouse, who is probably tired of hearing all your whining, can help you with that. And maybe you'll learn something about making a certain play in a situation.
Maybe you don't want the instant hand replay at PokerStars after all. You may start to discover that those beats aren't nearly as bad as you thought.