PokerStars EPT Prague Main Event: Royal Flush Runout Leaves Table Stunned

December 09, 2022

Connor Richards
Editor & Live Reporter U.S.

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While the screams in the main tournament area in the PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague Main Event earlier in the day were due to Croatia’s victory over Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals, the raucous cries heard just now were the result of something different that everyone at the table agreed they had never witnessed.

Three players at Table 26 saw a flop of {q-Spades}{k-Spades}{j-Spades} that checked through to the {a-Spades} turn to put four to a Royal Flush on the board. Stanislavs Macugins bet out and only Gal Halevi called.

To the astonishment of everyone at and around the table, the dealer managed to peel off the one and only {10-Spades} on the river to put a Royal Flush on the board.

Table 26

“One in ten million!” one of the players gasped.

“Is there a bad beat jackpot?!” joked another.

Neither player attempted to get the other off the mega-nuts and the two chopped the pot with Macugins holding {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts} and Halevi holding {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}. Everyone at the table, including the dealer, said they had never seen such an improbable runout.

“Be sure to say I was at the table!” Oz Zitun told PokerNews.

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