Friday March 22,2013 : RECORD BADBEAT JACKPOT WON AT STAN JAMES POKER
Microgaming Badbeat Bonus hits with more than Euro 920,000 in the total pot
Having just re-launched the Bad Beat tables across the Microgaming network, one lucky ‘losing’ player at StanJames Poker,com took down the largest jackpot in the history of the Bad Beat tables this week, with over Euro 920,000 in the total pot.
The new format makes the jackpot easier to hit and that was certainly something seen by Stan James Poker regular, _TiltShove_ aka Peter.
At 8pm on 19th March, the highest ever online poker Bad Beat Jackpot win was taken down by family man Peter, who plays from Rochdale in the UK.
His straight flush was beaten on the turn by a higher hand but dismay soon turned to joy when Peter realised that by opting into the Bad Beat pot, his ‘losing’ hand had scooped a life-changing Euro 370,788.79.
Players seated at the same table as Peter were also paid out a total of Euro 47,134.16 each for opting in to the promotion.
Spare a thought though, for the winner of the hand, who was due a pay-out of Euro 185,394 but because he did not opt in for the badbeat, had to be content with just Euro 81.21 from the hand being played.
_TiltShove_ said: "I had been waiting for the re-launch of the Bad Beat Jackpot tables as the old format was out of my league. I thought I’d have a bash last night (19th) as on the new tables it is both easier to hit and is now available at tables within my budget.
"Once I hit the straight flush on the turn, I was praying for the board to pair so there would be a chance of the jackpot triggering, it had not even occurred to me that there would be a higher straight flush out there.
"I checked the turn and called the bet from my opponent and went all in on the river. I had lost the hand and it took a minute for the realisation to sink in I had won the Bad Beat Jackpot! I sat there speechless for a quarter of an hour staring at the amount I'd won in the chat box.
"This win is a life changing amount for me and my family; I am still trying to get my head around what this means to us. Thank you for running a great promotion."
Head of StanJames Poker, Richard Cunningham says: “This is obviously fantastic news for Peter and it just goes to show the value of opting in to promotions such as this. We’re all chuffed to bits for him here and long may his lucky streak continue.”