Aussie Poker Player Hits $800K Plus Absolute Poker Bad Beat Jackpot

Well, the anticipation is over, the record breaking $821,670 bad beat jackpot at the online poker site Absolute Poker has been won. Wednesday, an Australian poker player (KADI) got the bad beat jackpot but all at the table shared in the bonanza.

This is the biggest bad beat jackpot ever recorded eclipsing the previous mark set by Party poker at $739,621.

A bad beat is a term poker players used when a favored hand is beat by a better hand. In this case, KADI’s ten high straight flush lost to a king high straight flush. Normally even the best poker players in the world would have a hard time dealing with such a hand but the losing had this time won the majority of the jackpot, $267,042.97. That will go a long way in getting emotionally over losing the hand.

The winner of the hand received $133,521.48 and the other seven poker players at the table each received $33,380.37. Not a bad way to end a night of online poker playing!

For those of us that missed out on the AP bad beat jackpot, it has been reset at $215,000. According to Absolute Poker, with $.50 collected from each qualifying hand at a bad beat table, the jackpot is increasing at an average of $2,000 per hour.

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