02/09/2012 : BADBEAT SCORE FOR AMERICA'S CARDROOM PLAYER
$175,232 for a losing hand
It's every poker player's nightmare to lose a hand of Hold'em while holding bullets and flopping quad Aces, but when it comes to bad beat jackpots it can be a rewarding experience.
That happened at America's Cardroom.com this week when the company's $500 000 Bad Beat jackpot was breached.
On February 7th online poker player Poobah911, who had been a member on the site for just a week, hit the big bucks on a 6-max table in a faceoff against online poker player toptrainer, who won the hand with a straight flush.
Poohbah took home $175,232,10, and the winner of the hand, toptrainer, left the table with a healthy $116,809.70.
"The latest Bad Beat Jackpot win will go down in Americas Cardroom as legendary," said company spokesman Michael Harris. "Not only did a brand new player pop our $500k Bad Beat Jackpot, but sharing in the prize pool is one of our frequent Bad Beat Jackpot winners."
At the formerly Doyle's Room website, the winner of any Bad Beat Jackpot losing hand stands wins 20 percent of the jackpot, and those who participated in the dealt hand share 10 percent of the jackpot. The remaining 30 percent goes to reseed the next Bad Beat.
Sharing in the 10 percent on this occasion was Word Son, who earned $14,605.59 for participating in the hand. Word Son is a 3-time Bad Beat Jackpot winner, having won $37,224.24 in December, and another $8,089.57 the same month.