Thanks to the Natural8 Bad Beat Jackpot, bad luck can sometimes be “good”!
One player discovered this in outrageous fashion after an incredible run of two Bad Beat Jackpots in just two days. Natural8 player “Stickingsimba” ended up with a combined reward of $698.11 – all while playing at stakes as low as $0.01/$0.02!
The story began with “Stickingsimba” grinding away at the $0.01/$0.02 Rush & Cash No-Limit Hold’em tables. It was just another session until he looked down at a pair of deuces in the Small Blind.
Opting to see the flop, “Stickingsimba” lit up when the board showed 7(Club)-A(Club)-2(Spade). The turn card was yet another 2, and he could hardly believe his luck. Deciding to control the amount of money in the pot, he slow-played his four-of-a-kind with a flat call.
The river card brought a repeated 7, but “Stickingsimba” wasn’t worried, since the only possible hand that could beat him was a higher quads with a pocket pair of sevens. And how likely was that, right?
In his case, very; as his opponent flipped over the stone-cold nuts to take down a pot containing over 220 Big Blinds.
This was, however, a happy occasion for “Stickingsimba” as Natural8 players qualify for the Bad Beat Jackpot when they lose with Aces full of tens or better. As a result, he bagged himself a tidy sum of $122!
As a result of the previous day’s success, “Stickingsimba” moved up to higher stakes the very next day. Still playing Rush & Cash No-Limit Hold’em, he was now taking on the $0.05/$0.10 tables when he looked down at A-T under the gun in a six-handed game.
He fired out a nicely sized preflop raise of 2.2x BB and found two callers, as both blinds chose to defend. On a flop of Q-T-3, both players checked to the initial raiser, and “Stickingsimba” opted to take a free turn card by checking behind with his middle pair.
The turn card was the A(Heart), giving him a solid two pairs. This time, the Big Blind elected to fire with a bet of around three-quarters of the pot. “Stickingsimba” called and the Small Blind left them to battle it out. The river card paired the board with the A(Spade), completing “Stickingsimba”’s aces full of tens.
After a bet from the Big Blind, “Stickingsimba” elected to raise, and the Big Blind shoved. Once again, “Stickingsimba” happily called – only to see A-Q give the Big Blind a better full house with aces full of queens.
Interestingly, “Stickingsimba” was never ahead at any point. But the rules of the Natural8 Bad Beat Jackpot are clear. If you lose with Aces full of tens or better at a Hold’em table, you are eligible for the prize.
These same rules ended up banking “Stickingsimba” a massive Bad Beat Jackpot payout of $576.11, with a total of $933.26 being shared across the entire table.
Natural8 Bad Beat Jackpot offers players a form of consolation when their seemingly great and nearly unbeatable hand is defeated. If all of the necessary criteria are met, players will earn a cut of the consolation prize pool. This prize is not only for the unlucky recipient of the bad beat; everyone else at the table also takes a share of the pot.
Check out the Natural8 Bad Beat Jackpot page to find out more about the payouts as well as how to qualify!
Natural8 is Asia’s largest online poker room and geared towards recreational players. A skin on the reputable GGPoker Network, Natural8 is fully licensed and authorised. Anyone can join for free, and there are no hidden fees. On top of the $120 million guaranteed prize pool for tournaments every month, Natural8 also offers players extra incentives in the form of monthly promotions and cashback programs.
There are plenty of promotions available for players new to Natural8, including the $8 Instant Deposit Bonus (with a minimum deposit of $10) as well as the First Deposit Bonus – where players can choose between a 200% match bonus (up to $1,000) or $100 in instant rewards. New user specials on Natural8 amount to a total of $1,608 – easily one of the best in the online poker scene.
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