Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. That couldn’t have been more true for a wild hand between Marc MacDonnell and Kevin MacPhee in the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event.
MacPhee went all in with a pair of 9’s, while McDonnell had an Ace/King of diamonds.
After the turn, which was a 10 of hearts, MacPhee had just one card that could have given him the win. With a 9 of diamonds, MacDonnell would have landed his flush, so it all came down to a 9 of spades — the only card in the deck for a two percent chance of victory.
That is exactly what happened to land MacPhee the 1,605,000 pot.
Watch the insanity play out below.
That’s going to be a tough beat to get over.
Unfortunately for both players, however, they were eliminated from the tournament in the top ten.