At 4:09 this morning, the Primary Bad Beat Jackpot was hit! It had grown to $798,319, more than enough to make the people on table 1 very happy.
The hand was played in such a way that nobody could have seen it coming. At showdown, with quads and a straight flush on the table, $30 were in the pot!
The table was 8-handed, and after 3 limpers, the small blind completed and the big blind checked, sending 5 players to the flop.
That street was checked around.
As you guessed by now, one of the players – Amirhossein S, first limper – had flopped quad jacks. Seeing that the turn could potentially complete a straight flush for someone, he opted to check again, in case the hypothetical player on a draw would fold.
Amirhossein couldn’t check again. After both blinds checked, he led out with a $10 pot-size bet. Darrell B, sitting on the button, was the only player who continued. It was his turn to show extra-cautiousness; he flat called!
Amirhossein S: – $303,361
Darrell B: – $151,680
The rest of the table was almost as excited as our 2 winners, having made $25,280 each! Another $151,680 was shared among the few active tables at the time. What a morning!
Here is a inside view of the excitement that followed: