Poker Player Loses $1 Million on Hand With Pocket Aces vs. Pocket Aces
If you've ever played poker in your life — even just at home with your boys while pounding Busch Light and watching a terrible Thursday Night Football game — you've undoubtedly experienced a "bad beat." You know, some cat pulling a flush out of his ass with Jack-high against your pocket Queens. Everyone has a story. But yours probably didn't cost you $1 million. And you probably didn't have pocket aces... against pocket aces.
When you pick up pocket rockets, there's really only one logical outcome: You're going all in.
So when Connor Drinan and Cary Katz both wound up with the best hole cards you can possibly draw, it was inevitable. Only this was at the World Series of Poker $1 million buy-in tournament, which means there was more on the line than your typical cash game at home.
Once the requisite pre-flop posturing was over, and all the chips were in the middle, there was a 96 percent chance of a split pot. And then this happened.
It's sickening to watch, even as a viewer with no stake in the cards. Jeez.