How to Lose with Pocket Aces in a $1 million buy-in TournamentVideo
The game of poker is very intense these days. Players are younger, more aggressive and with tons of experience playing in many live tournaments, whether it's the WPT, EPT or WSOP and have years of experience playing hours each day in online poker rooms such as PokerStars, 888 Poker and other leading poker rooms.
Nevertheless, no matter how many years of experience you have around the poker tables, no matter how much money made in tournaments or live events and no matter if you're an amateur player or a pro, every poker player has the same nightmare and it's being eliminated from a tournament because of a bad beat, and that is while holding a monster hand!
There are many ways to play the pocket aces hand, you can shove all-in immediately to make it look like a bluff or you can raise little by little to make your opponent over bet you, but in most cases when you hold pocket aces in your hands, you want action and you want this hand to go all-in…which in most cases in does, until this happens…
The hand you're about to see in this video happened during the $1 million buy-in 2014 WSOP Big One for One Drop tournament and yes, you've read it correctly, this is no mistake. To enter this tournament every player had to pay $1 million just to be eligible to play this special tournament where the winner takes home no less than $15,306,688.
Needless to say, the person you'll see in this video did cash this astounding amount in the bank; he was eliminated in what was described as "the worst bad beat in history of tournament poker" by ESPN commentator Lon McEachern.
The two players (Cary Katz & Connor Drinan) picked up pocket aces and started calculating in their heads how to play the hand for maximum profit, I mean this is the pre-flop dream and the best hand you can get before the flop.
After some raises from both sides and a bit of Hollywood acting, both players went all-in and were disappointed to see that both held "bullets", the same hand of pocket aces…so now it's time to open the cards on the board and chop/split the pot, right? Wrong!
This is how you can unfortunately lose with pocket aces to pocket aces, just too bad it had to happen when you pay $1 million of your own money just to play this tournament.
So, if you were ever upset about a bad beat you suffered, play this video over and over again and smile, because there can always be worse and it costs so much more…$1 million more…
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