Bad Beat Jackpot

    • NYCSavage
      NYCSavage
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      Joined: 17.08.2007 Posts: 35
      What are the odds of actually winning this?

      I know you have to get 4 of a kind with more than 4 people raked in.

      So to "win" the jackpot, you would need 4 of a kind and the other player to have a Straight Flush or a royal Flush.

      All I can think of is if I had pocket A for example, then on the flop two more A, a K and a Q, on the river a J and on the street a 10. I know there are other variations but this is the jist of it.

      I think id rather chance my odds of winning the lottery!!!
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    • ciRith
      ciRith
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      Joined: 25.03.2005 Posts: 18,556
      I don't know the chances and I don't know how to calculate them but it is enough to beat your 8888 with 9999. :)
    • NYCSavage
      NYCSavage
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      Joined: 17.08.2007 Posts: 35
      Its terrible, I had pocket 3's on a very aggressive table, ive seen people losing $5 on a A high. So I called and on the flop another 3 appeared!!!

      3 3's and you start wondering if its your turn so you stay in and then on the street it was a 8!!! sooooo close, it even looks like a 3!! Luckily, I won 3 of a kind lol

      ***** Hand History for Game 6278062309 *****
      $0.50/$1 USD Texas Hold'em - Tuesday, August 28, 20:52:25 ET 2007
      Table Jackpot #1317708 (Real Money)
      Seat 5 is the button
      Total number of players : 10
      Seat 1: qqqq788 ( $12.35 USD )
      Seat 5: amotkz ( $26.32 USD )
      Seat 6: MagicaDeHex ( $18 USD )
      Seat 7: OldOne60 ( $19.35 USD )
      Seat 8: Sash1711 ( $38 USD )
      Seat 9: NYCSavage ( $6 USD )
      Seat 3: faceup111 ( $22 USD )
      Seat 4: worm1989 ( $28.45 USD )
      Seat 2: Suzibusa1 ( $24 USD )
      Seat 10: Jim_Hawkins ( $25 USD )
      MagicaDeHex posts small blind [$0.25 USD].
      OldOne60 posts big blind [$0.50 USD].
      Jim_Hawkins posts big blind [$0.50 USD].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to NYCSavage [ 3d 3h ]
      Sash1711 folds
      NYCSavage calls [$0.50 USD]
      Jim_Hawkins checks
      qqqq788 folds
      Suzibusa1 folds
      worm1989 calls [$0.50 USD]
      amotkz folds
      MagicaDeHex calls [$0.25 USD]
      OldOne60 checks
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ Qc, 3s, Td ]
      MagicaDeHex checks
      OldOne60 checks
      NYCSavage bets [$0.50 USD]
      Jim_Hawkins folds
      worm1989 raises [$1 USD]
      MagicaDeHex folds
      OldOne60 calls [$1 USD]
      NYCSavage calls [$0.50 USD]
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ 5d ]
      OldOne60 checks
      NYCSavage checks
      worm1989 bets [$1 USD]
      OldOne60 calls [$1 USD]
      NYCSavage calls [$1 USD]
      ** Dealing River ** [ 8s ]
      OldOne60 checks
      faceup111 has left the table.
      NYCSavage bets [$1 USD]
      worm1989 calls [$1 USD]
      OldOne60 folds
      NYCSavage shows [ 3d, 3h ]three of a kind, Threes.
      worm1989 doesn't show [ Js, Qd ]a pair of Queens.
      The time at which hand ended:Aug 28 2007 20:53 ET
      NYCSavage wins $9.50 USD from the main pot with three of a kind, Threes.
      qqqq788 has left the table.
    • ciRith
      ciRith
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      I know this isn't the hand sample foeum but I would 3-bet the flop. A check behind at the turn from an oesd would be very ugly. :)

      But it's always nice to have a set and win much money with them. :)
    • NYCSavage
      NYCSavage
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      Joined: 17.08.2007 Posts: 35
      But my point was that with the added temptation of the bad beat jackpot, it makes you play pocket pairs you wouldn't normally look twice at.

      Does anyone have the actual odds of this carrot?
    • ciRith
      ciRith
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      Joined: 25.03.2005 Posts: 18,556
      It isn't worth playing different just to asure the chance of the jackpot. The chances are really low.

      Btw you need to lose at least with 4 of a kind eightes or higher to get the jackpot. With pocket 33 you won't get a cent. :/
    • NYCSavage
      NYCSavage
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      Oh, didnt know it was 8's, I thought it was just 4 of a kind!!! Imagine the kick off I would have made if I had the 4 3's and not won!!!!

      Thanks for the headsup
    • degnic
      degnic
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      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      I usually play a lot on jackpot tables because they are way more lose.

      had a badbeat very close once.. I had quad aces and villain had :diamond: K :club: Q making a straight, if he had Q of :diamond: instead of :club: he would've had royal flush :)
    • LoveToPoker
      LoveToPoker
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      Joined: 28.08.2007 Posts: 8
      even if u win the bad beat jacky you only get 35% of it anyway....still be nice though!
    • NYCSavage
      NYCSavage
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      At the moment, the jackpot total is about $508,995 are you complaining that you only get $178148? And for losing your hand?

      Ill take it if you dont want it and ever win it ;)
    • sm9ai
      sm9ai
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      Joined: 02.06.2007 Posts: 37
      The odds are low but...

      You play what 100 hands an hour as apposed to the lottery once a week.

      The if anyone wins you get a cut so thats 10 chances.

      Taking that in mind there has to be more chance.

      I have had my 4 tens beaten by 4 Kings before. Unfortunately it wasn't at a bonus table and we were the only two people in anyway so it wouldn't of counted.

      I never thought about bonus tables being more loose. Might need to look into that.
    • howard182
      howard182
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      Joined: 30.10.2006 Posts: 416
      The jackpot's only hit maybe once a week. There are a lot of hands played on jackpot tables in any given week.

      The jackpot contribution hurts more than you'd expect too.
    • logitechzen
      logitechzen
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      Joined: 20.06.2007 Posts: 90
      I dont ever recall call a huge bad beat like that happening to me.Its pretty impossible. You're lucky( or unlucky) to get a bad beat like that in your lifetime.
    • Agiz19
      Agiz19
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      Joined: 19.03.2007 Posts: 1,122
      Now its over 700,000 $ ! I don't like playing at jacpot tables because they are always a few calling stations that hit straight on the river or set or something to beat you. I had a quad 10s once on jackpot table only problem was nobody beat me :)