Connor Drinan suffered what one ESPN announcer said “might be the worst bad beat in the history of tournament poker” at a $US1-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:
Katz got two hearts on the flop. Drinan, who was all-in, still only had 5% chance of getting knocked out at this point:
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:
Against the odds, Katz hit his flush on the river:
Drinan (in the sunglasses) was too stunned to react. Katz, to his credit, felt bad. Brutal:
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