Californian Collects $175,232 Bad Beat Jackpot On Americas CardroomFebruary 9, 2012 12:14 pm
One lucky player was celebrating his good fortune recently, after taking down the Bad Beat Jackpot at online site Americas Cardroom, which had risen to over $500,000.
The action took place at a $0.25/$0.50 6-Max NL table where ‘Poohbah911’ had been dealt pocket aces to the 3d-2d of his opponent ‘ Toptrainer.’
With the other players folding, Poohbah911 on the cutoff opened for $1.50 with Toptrainer making the call from the small blind. The 4d-Ah-Ad flop then saw Toptrainer check with Poohbah911 also checking behind with quad aces, and when the 5d came on the turn making Toptrainer a straight flush, both players decided to check their monsters.
A harmless 6h on the river then compelled Toptrainer to lead out for $1.88, which was re-raised to $5.64, with Toptrainer re-shoving all-in and Poobah911 making the call.
There may have been nothing high stakes about the amounts bet, but it was then big bucks all round for all the players around the table. Taking the lion’s share of the ‘Bad Beat Jackpot’ was Poobah911 who collected $175,232 for the indignity of having his quad aces cracked.
Next, Toptrainer received $116,809 for the winning hand, while the remaining four players at the table took home $14,605 a piece for just being there.
Commenting on the huge win at Americas Cardroom, ACR spokesman Julius Maxwell said:
“We were all celebrating in the office here even though he took us for nearly $200k. The native Californian opened his account less than a week ago turning his $100 deposit into a $175k payday. Talking about a great sign up bonus.”
In an extra stroke of good fortune, one of the players at the table nicely demonstrated repeatedly catching lightning in a bottle after claiming a share of a Bad Beat Jackpot three times in 12 months. Back in December ‘Word Son’ won $37,224 followed by $8,089 the same month, and now another $14,605 in February.