Is this the worst bad beat in WSOP history?

Poker pro Melanie Weisner was cruising along in the $5k No Limit Holdem event as Day 2 was coming to a close when she took one of the more horrific beats I’ve ever seen or heard of in poker.

Here is how it went down according to the live reporting team:


It’s certainly not the worst bad beat possible, as a runner-runner gutshot straight flush would trump it, but boy oh boy this is a sick way to go from potential chip-leader to one of the short-stacks in a World Series of Poker tournament with two dozen players remaining.

Had Melanie Weisner won this hand she would have been heading into Day 3 of the tournament with over 1.1 million in chips with her nearest competitor sitting on just 700k. Instead it is Margareta Morris who is sitting on the chip-lead, with Weisner now well below the average chip-stack, but far from out of the tournament.

Perhaps the only good thing about the beat was that it occurred at the end of the day, so Weisner has a full night to put it behind her.

Weisner has been one of those players who has made a bunch of deep runs in WSOP events (17 cashes since 2010) and is seeking her first WSOP bracelet; in fact, she is in search of her first WSOP final table.


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