Connor Drinan suffers 'worst beat' in World Series history

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, Last Updated: 1:05 PM ET

Some are calling it “the worst beat in the history of tournament poker.”

It was certainly a big one.

Hence the name of this event at the 2014 World Series of Poker: “The Big One”.

Forty-two players entered the $1 million buy-in tournament in Las Vegas late last month, with the show only recently airing on ESPN.

Now, a clip of Connor Drinan’s pocket aces losing to Cary Katz's pocket rockets has gone viral.

The hand started with Katz tossing out a feeler bet to coax Drinan into joining the pot.

But with a pair of aces of his own, Drinan came back over the top with a re-raise before the flop.

So it went back to Katz: Another re-raise.

Drinan wasted no time going “all-in” before Katz immediately called.

“Can we just chop the pot?,” Katz says jokingly, assuming the two players would simply split the money in the middle.

Holding the ace of hearts, Katz caught two more hearts on the flop, making him an extremely small favourite.

Then the unthinkable happened.

Katz caught two more hearts on the turn and the river, giving him the flush that knocked Drinan (18th place) out of one of the biggest tournaments in the world.

Katz went on to finish eighth, earning him $1.3 million.

Daniel Colman, 23, earned more than $15 million for finishing first ahead of Canadian Daniel Negreanu.


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