Crazy Stupid Hand Decided The Final Table At The World Series Of Poker
With the opportunity to advance in the World Series of Poker on the table, things took a remarkable journey as three players thought they had it locked up. The promise of victory prompted a three-way all-in that was sheer bliss for Nicolas Manion and pure agony for Rich Zhu and Antoine Labat.
Zhu and Labat thought they punched their ticket to advancing when they were handed pocket kings. However, Manion was dealt pocket aces at the final table at the World Series of Poker main event. Zhu and Labat thought Manion was bluffing with his raise of $1.5 million, so they both went all-in. It was fair to believe Manion was bluffing since he isn’t listed in the professional poker player databases. Manion wasn’t bluffing.
There was over $76 million on the table and it was too late for Labat and Zhu after they realized they would both need a literal miracle flop to beat Manion’s pocket aces. They didn’t get the miracle flop and Manion pulled off the incredible upset.