EXAMPLE 2
Your hand Opponent’s hand

     

Board

     

pair of threes have been counterfeited by the appearance of a second pair, higher than yours, on the board.  You had the best hand right up to the river, and would have won the pot if the river card had been any 2,3,6,7,8,9,T*, J, or Q.  Of the 44 cards left in the deck at Poker Turn, 32 would have made you a winner.  You got unlucky when the river card was not one of those.

EXAMPLE 3 

  Your hand     Opponent’s hand

   

Board

    

The hand illustrated in Example 3 is a split pot.  Both you and your opponent have a jack-high straight.  In fact, neither one of you is playing either of your two cards.  Opponent had the better hand on Poker Turn with an already made jack-high straight against your 10-high straight, but the jack on the river counterfeited his hand.  On Poker Turn, there remained in the deck only two cards that would cause him not to win the pot, and one of those came.  That, too, would be considered a bad beat.
  Notice that if a third opponent was in the hand holding a queen, he would win the pot.

EXAMPLE 4  

  Your hand     Opponent’s hand

   

Board