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Bad Break Cost 1 Million Dollars

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by casky, Aug 12, 2014.

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  1. casky

    casky Tourist

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  2. Landshark

    Landshark Way into it...

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    Holy crap.
     
  3. g8rb8k8

    g8rb8k8 Low-Roller

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    Uuuuugh....what a kick in the gut!
     
  4. Landshark

    Landshark Way into it...

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    Not a big poker player these days... is the entry money funded by backers in most cases? That kid is pretty young to be tossing 1M into a poker tournament.
     
  5. Auggie

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    Ah well, at least the guy that lost did say at the start of the hand "If I lose like this, whatever" so I guess he was OK with it :) :) :)

    For that tournament almost every player in it had sold off pieces of themselves and/or were backed, even the big name pros.
     
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    The dude that suffered that beat was lucky enough to get a $25k satellite spot. Assuming he sold a decent chunk of himself, he should have profited a couple hundred grand overall.
     
  7. zamboni

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    This has been floating around awhile, I have seen and been involved in much worse. Not for a $1 Million mind you, but hands in general.
     
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    Both players played correctly and one got lucky. That happens (in this case 4% of the time) i think it is a worse beat overall when you trap someone into a hand when you ate way ahead and then lucks out.

    I got a guy all in once on the flop with Kings full against a middle two pair. He pulled a running 4 of a kind on his middle pair to win. That is much worse beat I think. both statistically and strategy wise.

    I imagine the player is probably at peace with the result, he didn't do anything wrong.
     
  9. casky

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    Ya there are worse beats but keep in mind it was 1 million dollars to enter.
     
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    Yeah, thats the only thing that really makes this beat notable: It didn't happen at the start of the tournament so there was already a fair amount of play prior, and its just one of those things that if you play enough tournaments you see it from time to time - I know I've been on both ends of the pair v pair with one making a flush a few times over the years.
     
  11. sindustry

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    That's gotta hurt!

    I have a bad beat question for all you poker players. If you are playing where there is a bad beat jackpot, who gets the bad beat in the following hand. Player 1 flops quads, Player 2 flops an open-ended straight flush draw, and Player 3 flops a gut shot straight flush draw (the low end). The turn or river brings the magic flush card to make both Player 2 and Player 3's hand. So, at the end we have a guy with quads and two guys with straight flushes. True bad beat would be the guy with quads, but who would get paid the bad beat jackpot?
     
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    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    Rules can vary from casino to casino but they are usually "only the best and second best hands apply" so in your example it would likely be the player with the second straight flush
     
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    Now that would suck for the guy with quads. I only brought it up because i have seen this play out before, but there was no bad beat jackpot.
     
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    Yes, but again depends on the rules of the casino: at my local casino the way they do their bad beat jackpot is when it is actually won they divide the prize up where 50% goes to the player who took the bad beat (in this case the guy with the lower straight flush), 25% goes to the player who gave the bad beat (in this case the player with the higher straight flush) and then the remaining 25% is divided up amongst the rest of the players at the table.

    Of course getting only a portion of 25% is not the same as getting 50% of the prize pool, but it is still at least something.
     
  15. Big Tip

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    As soon as I clicked the link and saw the screen shot of the hands, I knew what the story was going to say.
    To me, not really a bad beat. Bad beat is when you are way ahead and get beat. Not when you are tied.
     
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    Exactly. Normally you lose a few dollars to a few hundred dollars and you move on. A 1 million dollar situation like that would stay with you for awhile.
     
  17. kps

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    Katz was a complete ass during this hand telling Drinan to save his money.
     
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    No, I think that was pretty standard: at that point Katz is going to assume he has the best hand - he has aces and its pretty rare for aces to be up against aces. He is going to be thinking that Drinan either has a big pair or total air and is just making a play for the pot and by saying "save your money" he is trying to goad Drinan in to putting all his chips in the middle...

    And thats still something you see from time to time in poker, where somebody will say something to try and get another player to make a call. That "save your money" is actually really not that bad compared to some of the things you can hear at the table.
     
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