Poker Bad Beat Jackpot Hit For $1 Million OnlineJanuary 16, 2012 3:10 pm
On Sunday afternoon, a huge $1 million Bad Beat Jackpot was hit on the Merge Gaming Network with the loser of the hand “Eulson” collecting a cool $355,092 for having his quad 7’s cracked.
In the hand in question, “Eulson” was playing on a $0.5/$1 Fixed Limit cash table when “123maryc” with pocket queens raised to $2 with “Eulson” holding pocket sevens then making it $3 to go, before “123maryc” re-popped to $4.
The action flop of 7s-Qc-Qh then had “123maryc” cunningly check-calling Eulson’s $1 bet, before check-raising his opponent four times all-in on the turn when a 7c fell. After an Ah fell on the river, “123maryc” subsequently revealed quad queens to take the $34.70 pot from “Eulson” with quad sevens.
Luckily for the players, however, the Merge Gaming Network Jackpot is released after quad 7’s or better are beaten at one of their Bad Beat Jackpot tables and a minimum of four players are dealt cards in the hand. Therefore, the fortunate player’s had plenty of reasons to celebrate afterwards.
Consequently, although losing the hand “Eulson” took away a massive $355,092 for the indignity of losing to a 1 in 3,243 situation, while “123maryc” collected an additional $177,546 payout for being the winner. Furthermore, the remaining seven players received a healthy $25,363 each for merely being at the table when the hand was dealt.
In total, 70% of the jackpot went to the players, while the house took a 10% administration fee and 20% went towards the next Bad Beat Jackpot. Since being struck, the jackpot is now already above the $219,000 mark.
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