As players have come to expect, major events at Playground seem to have a way of bringing out Bad Beat Jackpots. And this edition of the WSOP-C has lived up to that reputation by delivering the Bad Beat Jackpot!
The fateful hand took place this morning on a 1/2 table. The action started with some folds from early position before three players limped in. But the limping was put to an end by Pierre-Luc Cote who bumped it up to $12 from the button. Daniel Leddy, in the small blind, then put in a raise to $30. The raises chased a few players out of the pot before the action came back to the original limper, Peter Mott, who put in a raise of his own, coming over the top and moving all in for $191. Two more players got out of the way before Cote moved all in for $401, and Leddy called for less. It was a three-way all in!
It was a set-up hand: Pocket aces against pocket kings against pocket queens. Little did the players know, it was setting up the BBJ! And it was unleashed when the prettiest card in the deck fell on the river to give Cote aces full of kings.
As the winner of the hand, Leddy will receive $61,070. Pierre-Luc Cote lost the battle but won the war by collecting the lion’s share of the jackpot, a hefty payout of $122,140. The other players at the table will each receive $8,724, and everyone else playing hold’em at that time will also collect a juicy room share payout. Congratulations!
Now that the existing Primary Bad Beat Jackpot has been awarded, there will be some changes to the Bad Beat Jackpot system, which will now operate under the unified Bad Beat structure (to read all the rules, click here). The BBJ will be re-starting at $64,525 under the unified structure, as the re-seed amount that has been collecting since the last BBJ was hit.
On top of the big prize money available through the BBJ, the Sizzling Summer Cash Game Promotions give away $77,000 every week, spread among 162 players. No matter what table you’re sitting at, there are lots of way to win huge prizes at Playground!