It might sound wrong, but the biggest winner this week was an unknown loser. Thanks to Playground Poker Club’s $1.7 million jackpot, one player walked away with almost $700K after suffering a bad beat. That’s a nice way to win, but so too is beating all of your competitors in a poker tournament. That’s why this week’s Big Winners also feature a local pro dominating in Cyprus, Joey Weissman winning another major event, and a rising star from England. Add in a sprinkling of WSOP champions, and we’re all set for CardsChat’s Big Winners of the Week ending Sunday, June 26. (Image: Facebook/Playground Poker Club) Bad Beat Jackpot
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Privacy issues may have prevented us from finding out the names of those involved in Playground’s seven-figure bad beat jackpot last week, but it’s a win that can’t be ignored. The poker room’s progressive jackpot hadn’t been won for several weeks, which means the winners (losers) shared more than CA$2 million (US$1.7 million) on June 21. Per the club’s rules, the player who suffered the bad beat wins 40% of the jackpot for losing the (un)lucky hand. The person who dished out the bad beat gets 20%, while the remaining money gets split among all active cash game players. That means the unlucky player who lost with quad 10s won CA$891,370 (US$691,693). The player who hit a straight flush (6-10 hearts) banked CA$445,685 (US$345,824).
(Image: Facebook/Merit Poker) Georgios Tsouloftas
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Merit’s Mediterranean Cup will be staying in Cyprus thanks to local pro Tsouloftas . The $3,300 main event attracted a total of 476 entries (318 entrants + 158 re-entries) to create a final prize pool worth more than $1.3 million. That meant Tsouloftas was able to more than double his previous biggest cash ($121,327 for winning the EPF Rozvadov in 2020) after a heads-up deal secured him the title on Sunday.(Image: BetMGM/Jamie Thompson/Pokernews) Joey Weissman BetMGM Poker Championship Main Event Aria $224,236 Weissman may have almost dropped the ball twice in the […]