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It sounds like such a simple task: Win six “Rio – Jackpot Sit ‘N’ Go” tournaments” in a row and you’ll also win the Rio Progressive Jackpot. But it’s a task that’s easier said than done.
Like Titan Poker’s other popular jackpot sit ‘n’ go tournaments, many players play the Rio, but very few succeed in winning the six consecutive tournaments entitling them to the jackpot prize. The Fort Knox Progressive Jackpot is quickly approaching the incredible sum of $ 200,000.
But no challenge is insurmountable. Certainly winning the Rio Progressive Jackpot when it reached $ 55,000 was something that could be done. And the player who succeeded where many others had failed was Alexandr Poddubnov from Russia.
Alexandr, who plays at Titan Poker under the nickname “sanek000″, has been playing the jackpot sit ‘n’ go tournaments for a year, and his efforts just paid off. He received the $ 55,000 prize after winning six straight tournaments last month.
We talked to Alexandr after his Rio success. His answers gave us some insight into the mindset of a talented poker player.
Q: Was it difficult to win six Rio tournaments in a row?
A: Very difficult. I felt the strain.
Q: After winning four tournaments, did you think you could win the jackpot?
A: Two days before, I played against 18 players in a tournament and won 2nd place. After that, I already felt that I must and will win the last Rio tournaments.
Q: So, what do you prefer, sit ‘n’ go tournaments or multi-table tournaments?
A: I prefer Sit’n’Go; but I have a desire to play in multi-table tournaments too.
Q: How long have you been playing online poker?
A: 2-3 years.
Q: What are your poker goals for 2012-2013?
A: I want to start playing multi-table tournaments and land-based tournaments.
Q: Will you continue to play jackpot sit ‘n’ go tournaments?
A: No, I want to discover something new.
Today we spotted Alexandr playing a Fort Knox Jackpot Sit ‘N’ Go tournament. Perhaps he wants to claim that jackpot as well before he discovers something new.
A couple of months ago, we discussed how Carbon Poker is getting rid of their Bad Beat Jackpot promotion. As CarbonRyan explained, removing BBJ tables was done to ensure a “healthier poker room ecology” where more players would be encouraged to play at the regular stakes.
Bringing this to the present, the final Bad Beat Jackpot was just unlocked and it tallied $ 599,495. This massive prize was hit on a $ 0.50/$ 1.00 BBJ table when “mister275″ and “SEREN1TYNOW” got tangled in a big pot. The raising war was started when mister275 bet $ 12.50 on the flop of 5c-Tc-8h, only to have SEREN1TYNOW answer with a $ 38.00 raise; this prompted mister275 to call.
From here, the turn was dealt Th and the river was dealt 8d, thus making a board of 5c-Tc-8h-Th-8d. During the hand, mister275 flipped over Ts-Td for quad 10′s, which was slightly better than the quad 8′s that SERENI1TYNOW had. The latter met the bad beat qualifications of losing with quad 7′s or better and the $ 599.5k prize was unleashed.
SEREN1TYNOW grabbed the largest share at $ 209,823 while mister275 collected $ 149,873 for winning the hand. Four other players were dealt into the hand as well, and they all earned $ 44,962 each.
Once again, this is the final Bad Beat Jackpot at Carbon and the tables will now be shut down. But fortunately there are plenty of other promotions to replace this one so we highly recommend that you check out what’s happening now at this site. One of our personal favorites has to be the Poker Maximus III tournament series. This huge event starts on November 29th, 2012 and is set to pay out a guaranteed $ 1.4 million over 35 poker tournaments.
For the past few years, Carbon Poker has often featured the largest bad beat jackpot in the online poker industry. In fact, one BBJ was hit after breaching the $ 1 million mark! However, following a lengthy analysis, Carbon has decided that they’ll be able to offer a better long-term experience to players by removing their bad beat tables.Spokesman CarbonRyan discussed the entire situation at TwoPlusTwo by writing the following statement:
We have made the decision, after some long analytical review of the BBJ Tables, to remove them completely.
Once the Jackpot goes off for the last time, the tables will shut down automatically within a few minutes. We will manually reimburse any BBJ rake paid between the time that the jackpot goes off and when the tables can be shutdown.
The 20% that would normally re-seed the next Jackpot will be spread amongst the players instead, making this ultimate Bad Beat Jackpot even more lucrative for the players involved now. *It is currently over $ 313,000.
This change is to ensure a healthier poker room ecology, while providing players with a better ring game selection and increased players at the stakes the BBJ tables use to be.
As you can see from CarbonRyan’s post, this is your last chance to try and win the massive bad beat jackpot. Furthermore, it’s also a great time to play on BBJ tables because of the fact that an extra 20% of the jackpot goes towards involved players.
So far, several posters on TwoPlusTwo seem happy with the decision to get rid of bad beat tables and concentrate on regular poker games. One poster wrote, “Bad Beat Jackpots are the devil! I stand by this statement now and forever.Thanks.”Maybe calling BBJ’s the devil is going a bit too far and reminiscent of the WaterBoy’s mom. But it will focus a larger portion of the Carbon player base back on regular games.
Bad Beat stories I mean come on…seriously on some level who doesn’t just love hearing all about them huh? There’s just something about them, the very agony of the whole scenario, in it there’s something that makes enjoying them oh so so deliciously wrong, like that car crash on the highway you saw in disbelief, the first corner in every F1 race or just watching the ice skating finals with your other half when inside all you’re really thinking is “come on…crash and burn baby, crash and burn”
Ohh now before the phone and emails start please don’t misunderstand me it’s wrong wrong wrong and I know it, but then again we’ve all done it right? I just wonder why? Is it purely sociological or psychological? or deep down is there some kind of evolutionary adaptive function at work. Pure survival as such. I don’t know, I just always feel there should be some kind of prize awarded to the worst bad beat story at live events, I mean Andrew Robl sure should have got something for that sick Quads over Quads story, and I know at least Jesse May feels the same as I do on this one.
Meanwhile clouds, some silver linings later and luckily for one PartyPoker player aka grujo_grujo some bad beats sure turn out to pay huge divides $ 90k of them in fact. And so I managed to catch up with this “lucky loser”?, who walked away with a very nice payday.
What did I get back, well actually silence, white noise, nothingness is what I really got first of all, about 2 and a half weeks of the stuff and as grujo said “Dany, First of all I must apologize because I didn’t reply till now. I was and I’m still in shock. As you know I won large amount on Party Poker and I can’t describe how I feel!”
DW: No worries, I figured you’d gone off the radar to count your winnings, huge congratulations of course, so this game o poker, tell us how you get started with it?
GG: My best friend told me about holdem a few years ago. He taught me how to play. After that the rest is history
DW: Well history has a funny habit of repeating, think you could pull this one off again? What’s your normal poker day look like?
GG: Usually I play online poker with 1/2, 2/4 and 3/6 stakes on cash and MTT.
DW: That kind of cash can seriously help your bankroll, any live events planned, ever been on one?
GG: No live events yet, but I did okay in the Spring Million!
Not just lucky in Poker
DW: Cool, so outside of poker tell us what you do, any interesting facts you need to share?
GG: I like football. I m soccer fan. I watch my favorite club, Zeljeznicar. Also I like movies, music and mountain climbing. Interesting fact about me is that I survived two car accidents without any injuries.
DW: Wow, you really are a lucky son of a….So poker full time gig or passionate hobby for you?
GG: Well I’m medical technician. And Holdem is my hobby. It is hard to be professional, there’s a lot of good players all around.
DW: Well I’d for one put you up there with good players you sure have luck on your side, who’d you most like to test that luck out to the limit with on the felt?
GG: Well my favorite players are Daniel Negreanu and Tony G; Except for Tony and Daniel I’d be scared to play against Durr, Ivey, Hellmuth and Antonius that’s a one way ticket to lose your house.
The Hand That Changed Everything
DW: Let’s talk a little about that hand, what happened?
GG: Well I played cash games, I got four of kind Js and I was beaten by four of kind Ks. I had a strange feeling that my opponent was stronger than me but I called it at the end. I lost 100 USD and I felt sick (not because I lost money. I lost with four of kind-bad luck). But when I checked my account I saw huge amount on it. And in short time I realized that I had won the Bad Beat Jackpot. I still can’t believe it. After all it was good call and even better to lose.
I’m going to pay off my mortgage, renovate my house, give some to the charity, and live my life like I lived before only knowing that money is not a huge issue. I want to thank God and Party Poker. You changed my life in mysterious ways.
DW: Thanks, we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. And for our readers if you feel like trying your luck check out the Bad Beat Jackpot promotion page for more, good luck?