Bad Beat Jackpots reward players who have extremely strong hands and get beaten by an even stronger hand.
The hand in question took place at a $1-$2 6-Max player no-limit and was QQ vs. JJ all-in pre-flop. The flop was QQJ with a Jack on the river. The winner of the bad beat was the player with the screen name “ticoune” who had his four Jacks beat by four Queens and won about $270K. The winner of the hand was Espacejeux sponsored poker pro Laurence Grondin aka “LadyLuck”who won $135K. The remaining 4 players shared $135K between them.
The progressive jackpot is divided as follows:
- 50% of the progressive jackpot is won by the loser of the hand (the player with the second-highest ranked hand)
- 25% goes to the winner of the hand (the player with the highest-ranked hand)
- 25% is shared equally among the other players who received two pocket cards
The previous bad beat jackpot that was won in December was for over $992,000. Currently, the new bad beat jackpot is sitting at over $118K.
Congratulations to the winners (or losers)…