Mucking Winning Poker Hands: Laak, Ivey, Galfond
Phil Laak Latest Pro Caught on Camera Throwing in the Winner
Having the winning hand on the river isn’t always enough — one still has to table the cards.
It’s exceedingly rare for players to muck the winner — and almost astronomically improbable for the best in the world to get caught on camera doing so.
However, last month, professional Phil Laak mucked his superior holdings during a cash game in Europe for a pot worth about $81,000. Here’s a look at the hand.
One has to wonder if he folded the winning hand at any point during his 115-hour record-breaking session in the summer of 2010.
Laak isn’t alone in the making the blunder of all blunders. Phil Ivey once mucked the winner in the WSOP Main Event. Check out the footage of the eight-time bracelet winner mistakenly tossing in his cards on poker biggest stage.
Way back in season four of High Stakes Poker on GSN, young online pro Phil Galfond was set to chop the multi-way pot with Eli Elezra. However, Galfond slid his cards toward the dealer. He later realized what he had done.
Note: The hand starts at the two-minute mark.
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