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$1.2 Million Bad Beat Poker Jackpot Hit At $1-$2 No-Limit Hold'em Table

Quad Jacks Lose To Queen-High Straight Flush For Massive Payout


A $1.2 million bad beat jackpot was hit late last week just minutes south of downtown Montreal.

The Playground Poker Club’s progressive bad beat jackpot stood at well over seven figures when the JDiamond SuitJHeart Suit lost to the QSpade Suit8Spade Suit on a board reading JClub Suit6Heart Suit9Spade SuitJSpade Suit10Spade Suit. Shane Galle held the straight flush, winning about $230,000. Elphege Delarosbil took the lion’s share with a $460,000 payout thanks to losing after flopping a set and turning quads.

The players at the table who witnessed the improbable hand each received more than $30,000. About $1,200 was paid to everyone else in the room when it happened.

The jackpot had been building for more than six months, and the hand that needed to be beat was quad eights, with both hole cards playing. The poker room took $2 from every qualifying pot to help build the bad beat fund.

The jackpot was one of the largest in the history of live and online poker.

The Card Player Poker Tour comes to the poker room later this month for the CPPT World Cup of Cards. The tournament, which runs from Aug. 25-28, will be a $1,500+$150 no-limit hold’em event with two starting flights (best stack advances) and a $400,000 guarantee.