What appeared to be a slowroll at the final table of the Irish Open turned into a bad beat, and it was aired on a live stream.
The hand came between Irish poker legend Donnacha O’Dea — who has twice made the final table of the World Series of Poker main event — and Germany’s Andreas Gann with eight players remaining.
Here is how the hand went down:
Gann held Kd-Qd against the Ac-6c of O’Dea. The flop was a monster for Gann, with a board of 6d-Ad-8d giving him the nut flush. Gann checked, and O’Dea, holding two pair, bet 300,000 — enough to put Gann all-in.
That’s when things got strange. Gann went into the tank, despite having the best hand possible. The announcers for the live stream went on to criticize the player loudly.
You can watch the entire hand below:
In a vacuum, it doesn’t seem like he has much reason to slowroll O’Dea.Gann has no tracked live tournament results, so it’s certainly possible he is just an amateur player who was nervous or wasn’t reading the board very well.
Regardless, he made the call. And O’Dea hit one of his four outs on the river to make a full house and take down the pot, eliminating Gann in eighth place.
Greece’s Ioannis Triantafyllakis ended up winning the tournament for €209,500.
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