The Hold’em Bad Beat Jackpot, after hitting 3 times within a 9-day period, went on to build for almost 2 months without being delivered, which is a pretty long time considering that the fixed qualifying hand is aces full of kings. Because of that relative drought, the BBJ had grown to an impressive $171,894! Late on Saturday night, a group of 7 players got their hands on it.
It happened very theatrically, with a pre-flop showdown of the highest quality. The game was $2/$5 Hold’em, and the pot was first opened by David-Alexander. After one fold, he made it $25 to go. That bet was re-raised to $75, and Edgar flat called the sizable amount from the button. Two players folded, and our initial raiser went all-in. Two calls for less were quickly announced: $117 and $167.
David-Alexander proudly opened , knowing that he would either pick up the pot or have an unbelievable day. On the other side of the dealer, was shown and mucked. Edgar, however, had a nice surprise to show his table mates: !
Once the BBJ amount was subtracted the 5% gratuity hold, the 7 players had $163,299 to share. David-Alexander got $82,650. Edgar, thanks to his runner runner quads, got $40,825. Five more players got paid, sharing the last 25% and pocketing $8,164 each.
Congratulations to all players involved! Today, the BBJ is at $69,655. Will it hit before the end of the World Cup of Cards?