Last night on table 15, an Omaha Bad Beat Jackpot was hit, leading the way to the natural phenomenon of Event BBJ Rush. As we know, the big action generated by poker festivals never fails to produce some Jackpots, and with MILLIONS North America starting today, this diamond-filled jamboree may very well be the first of a long line of Bad Beat Jackpots! Here’s how the action unfolded:
Table 15 was a $2/$2 PLO game with all 8 seats occupied, and this hand started with all of them trying to get a cheap glimpse at the flop. Ryan Nelson, however, felt like infusing some juice into that pot, so he raised to a mere $10, and naturally, a string of calls ensued.
Looking at an $80 pot, 6 players checked, then Meir Medalssy bet max from the cut-off. Nelson called in position, and so did Edet Umoh, from the big blind position.
The fell on the turn. It is at that moment that things seemed to slow down. Three checks followed, minimalist table taps, as if moving too quickly or suddenly would make whatever was being built collapse.
On the , Umoh checked, and Medalssy, the flop bettor, threw in $150. Only Nelson called. The showdown revealed a diamond mine:
All players present jumped around in celebration, as $52,781 ($55,559 minus 5%) were just unlocked by a losing straight flush! $21,112 went to Nelson, while Medalssy pocketed $10,556. Witnesses got $1,759 each for watching it unfold, and the 16 players on the 2 other running PLO tables at the time got $660 each. Congratulations to all players involved!
With MILLIONS North America starting today, side action will only get juicier as we approach week 2 of the festival. Buckle your seat belts, and make sure you’re in the room when the Primary Bad Beat Jackpot hits!