Saturday 19 August 2017 / 12:30 AM

Poker player blows $1m in freakish hand

Poker player Connor Drinan suffered one of the unluckiest and costliest losses in the sport’s televised history this week, having a $1million bet wiped out by cruel twist of fate.

The 25-year-old Drinan drew two aces – the best possible hand in Texas Hold ’Em poker – in a head-to-head battle with Cary Katz. Drinan put up his entire $1million buy-in, with victory near-certain.

Incredibly, Katz was also dealt two aces – at a probability of less than 0.0002 per cent. Katz offered to split the pot, but Drinan declined; still, there was a 98 per cent chance the pot would be split anyway.

But then the dealer pulled out four hearts to give Katz a freakish flush – and Drinan’s pile of dough. 

 

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