The Merge Gaming Poker Network reports that one of its Carbon Poker players recently had the loss of a life time as the Bad Beat Jackpot paid out an impressive $257 089.81 for losing in a poker hand with Quad 7's against Quad Queens.
After the flop, players "Ween10" and "kdawg1979" both had 3 of a kind – 7's and Queens, respectively. Betting escalated between each player as kdawg1979 caught his 4th Queen on the turn and Ween10 got his 4th 7 on the river, meeting the Bad Beat Jackpot conditions.
Player kdawg1979 won $60.92 on the hand and $128 544.90 for second place in the Bad Beat Jackpot, and Ween10 scooped the lion's share of the jackpot at $257 089 and change. The remaining seven players at the virtual table each received $18 363.55 from the jackpot for being present when it happened.
This is the second time the Merge network Bad Beat Jackpot has been awarded this year. The accumulated jackpot had almost reached $750 000.
Carbon Poker spokesman, Jay Manning said, "The size of the jackpot was really getting our players excited. Though this jackpot wasn't as big as our world record $1.2million jackpot won in February, when you are talking about this level of payout, it becomes life changing. Every day that it builds, we are getting more players on the Bad Beat tables. You get players literally hoping to lose. One of them finally got their wish."
Player kdawg1979 said his route to the big bucks had been exciting. "I played in a freeroll, came in third and won five bucks. I got it up to $60 and went to the Bad Beat tables for about two hours and hit it for $128 000," he recalled. "I've never made a deposit and I've never had so much money before!" He turned out to be a deserving player, explaining: "I have three boys and a wife. We were literally getting evicted."
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