Now THAT'S a Bad Beat
The other day someone pointed something out to me that I missed this past summer at the World Series of Poker in 2008. During one of the early days of the Main Event, Justin Phillips and a player by the last name of Mabuchi were involved in a big pot. Mabuchi bet out on the river with a board showing Ah-9c-Qd-10d-Ad. Phillips raised and then Mabuchi moved all-on a âgambleâ.
Mabuchi thought he was reeling in Phillips for a big pot but when Phillips called the bet, he flipped over Kd-Jd for a Royal Flush. Mabuchi slammed his cards down in disgust to reveal two black aces. He had hit quads on the river.
I know a lot of us have taken bad beats in the past, but that is one bad beat that âdeservesâ a story. Many of us have had to endure the 45 to 1 long shot that is a 1 outer hitting on the river. However, in this case, the odds that someone would have a Royal Flush the same time that he had quads were 1 in 2.7 Billion.
To quote Norman Chad, âTHATâS a bad beat.â