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The Craziest Hand in Televised Poker History

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Aug 15, 2018

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With one table of ten people left in the second largest World Series of Poker main event in history, one of the most improbable tournament hands that has ever been televised took place. The closest one I can think of is when Connor Drinan lost with aces to the other two aces all-in preflop in the 2014 $1 million buy-in Big One For One Drop. In case you haven’t seen it, I’m going to recap the action and then talk about some of my thoughts regarding it in the next few paragraphs. Nic Manion raises from under the gun at a ten-handed table to 1.5 million at 300,000-600,000 blinds with pocket aces. Let’s just stop there. He has been one of the tightest players on this day and just the day before he folded kings preflop after significant action. He’s under the gun at a ten-handed table and opens. That’s ...


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