12/32/09 – GTech G2's International Poker Network members had the excitement and reward of a major badbeat jackpot hit this week when a player's Quad Kings lost to a Royal Flush, triggering a badbeat award totalling almost Euro 355 000.
IPN player 72osROCKS!, the loser of the hand but winner of the Bad Beat Jackpot, received Euro 177 500. Hand winner Nogis22 picked up an extra Euro 88 750 and the other three players at the table each won Euro 29 583.
"I was pretty excited when I found myself holding four Kings," said the winner/loser. "My heart sank when I saw my opponent's Royal Flush – but that changed quickly when I remembered I was playing at a Bad Beat table!"
The Bad Beat Jackpot was created to help ease the frustration of losing even when you're dealt great cards. With a jackpot requirement starting at Quad 6s, the IPN's Bad Beat Jackpot is easier to win than most.
To qualify for the Bad Beat at IPN poker rooms, players must be at a designated Bad Beat table and use both pocket cards in their winning or losing hand. The losing hand must be four-of-a-kind sixes or better. Four or more players must be dealt into the hand.
The big badbeat award comes at the end of a successful year for the IPN, which recently celebrated its 3 000 000th player and dealt its billionth hand last year