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    Poker Player Gets Knocked Out Of A $1-Million Tournament With An Unreal Bad Beat

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    Connor Drinan suffered what one ESPN announcer said "might be the worst bad beat in the history of tournament poker" at a $1-million buy-in World Series of Poker Tournament.
    He drew pocket aces and had only a 2% chance of losing the hand before the flop. But it all fell apart.
    Drinan and Cary Katz both drew pocket aces. There was a 96% they would split the pot. The only way Drinan could lose is if Katz got a flush:
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    Katz got two hearts on the flop. Drinan, who was all-in, still only had 5% chance of getting knocked out at this point:
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    Another heart came on the turn. There was now a 20% chance that Katz would make a flush on the river and Drinan would be knocked out:
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    Against the odds, Katz hit his flush on the river:
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    </figure> Drinan (in the sunglasses) was too stunned to react. Katz, to his credit, felt bad. Brutal:
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    I've seen way worse.

    But still bad!

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    That's bad, but we have all seen that and much worse numerous times in the SBR poker room

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    It actually happened to me, no lie, back in my day online poker.

    I had KK, flop comes Kh 2s 9s. I was at final table on Full-Tilt. I lead out at pot, guy tanks, then shoves all in.

    He flips over QJhearts.

    So we go all in!

    Turn- 9 hearts, So I had full house.

    River- 10 hearts

    Up, he drew a straight flush on me.

    I'll never ever forget that hand.

    I still made money of course.

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    Not as bad as the Rockies/Cubs total yesterday. 4 runs in the first. 3 runs in the next 15 innings. Talk about a bad beat. Horrible.

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    It happens it's poker

    Poker also all random

    Bad beat every single day because of the volume of hands being played

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    Brutal Poker Beat

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    Happened to me on FT, except it was running diamonds that did me in. Nice 2K pot for the other guy.

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    SBR poker programmer must be moonlighting as the dealer at the WSOP
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    guys please dont share your bad beat here unless it atleast 100 000. dude lost a million dollar tournament with this bs
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    While they play that video... it should say "Sponsored by the SBR Poker Room" and have that one dude's "I can't believe it" photo as the poster guy for the Poker room. Where amazing happens.

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    He should have folded PF.

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    When all the money goes in pre flop anything can happen. The sickest beats are when it goes in on the turn as a huge favorite and villain donkey punches you on the river. Most would be crying in a 1k event nevermind 1mega so gotta give Drinan some respect for taking it like a man.

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    Sh$t happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by wikkidinsane View Post
    guys please dont share your bad beat here unless it atleast 100 000. dude lost a million dollar tournament with this bs
    You have no concept of tournament equity. Guy was eliminated 10 spots out of the money. There is no guarentee or even likelihood that had he chopped he would even make the money. If this beat happened in a $1000 tournament at a final table the loss would be much much worse in terms of tournament equity. If you're talking monetarily only then yes it's a brutal beat but still not one of the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCentaur View Post
    That's bad, but we have all seen that and much worse numerous times in the SBR poker room
    This guy and me have to be related... But I did take some one out on sbr last week or two, same hand but diamonds hit.

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    When i used to play ~100 90 man turbo knockout SnGs (16 tables at a time, multiple monitors) a day for my backer, you'd see utterly ridiculous shit. Just comes with the territory seeing that many hands per day. You see so many more hands per hour than playing live obviously
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    dont play poker, you wont get beat
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidcudi92 View Post
    When i used to play ~100 90 man turbo knockout SnGs (16 tables at a time, multiple monitors) a day for my backer, you'd see utterly ridiculous shit. Just comes with the territory seeing that many hands per day. You see so many more hands per hour than playing live obviously
    What was ur ROI/hr and per buy in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCentaur View Post
    What was ur ROI/hr and per buy in?
    i don't remember exact #s, i was 17/18 at the time, was profitable though. kept me from working a "high school job" I played the $12 and $6s, sometimes $3s. backer was swd805. i just made an acct with carbon, don't like much of anything there. miss FT & PS fukking DOJ
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    It's bad but no where near the "worst beat ever" conversation...

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    The setting makes It so gross but anyone who'd played a ton of hands sees stuff like this almost on a daily basis

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    I once lost QJo to Q6o on a QJ4 rainbow flop, we got it in on the flop, turn a 6, river a 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by STAX View Post
    I once lost QJo to Q6o on a QJ4 rainbow flop, we got it in on the flop, turn a 6, river a 6
    I have a similiar spot. With 3 people left in a 560 event I 3 bet shoved 18 bigs with KK and got called by KJ


    flop is K92 turn 10, river Q. Came in 3rd.

    The he runner runner straights and full houses seem to hurt much worse than the 4 flushes.

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    So sick! And Antonio was right there saying, "I feel like it might happen".

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    I was deep in the Sunday Million tourney on poker stars. Don't remember the exact preflop betting but I was isolated with 1 other player going into the flop holding 2 Kings.

    Flop was 2 5 7 rainbow. I led out 2/3 pot. Guy shoved like 25 big blinds allin on me. I called.

    He flipped KQ suited.

    Turn Q

    River Q

    Doesn't get much worse than that. And yes 1st place paid around 250K so it was "post worthy"
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    Better luck next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by UntilTheNDofTimE View Post
    I have a similiar spot. With 3 people left in a 560 event I 3 bet shoved 18 bigs with KK and got called by KJ


    flop is K92 turn 10, river Q. Came in 3rd.

    The he runner runner straights and full houses seem to hurt much worse than the 4 flushes.
    Quote Originally Posted by tatddy View Post
    I was deep in the Sunday Million tourney on poker stars. Don't remember the exact preflop betting but I was isolated with 1 other player going into the flop holding 2 Kings.

    Flop was 2 5 7 rainbow. I led out 2/3 pot. Guy shoved like 25 big blinds allin on me. I called.

    He flipped KQ suited.

    Turn Q

    River Q

    Doesn't get much worse than that. And yes 1st place paid around 250K so it was "post worthy"
    Quote Originally Posted by STAX View Post
    I once lost QJo to Q6o on a QJ4 rainbow flop, we got it in on the flop, turn a 6, river a 6
    All of those are far worse beats than the one stated in the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seto View Post
    All of those are far worse beats than the one stated in the OP.
    Especially since this guy was only drawing to a chop. It's not like he was 96% plus like all the examples you highlighted.

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