Player Mis-click Folds the Nuts on the River During Poker At The Lodge Stream
You won't see this everyday. A player in a recent session on Poker at the Lodge folded with the stone-cold nuts following an all in and call bet on the river.
The poker player, Jay "JWin," Nguyen a regular at The Lodge Card Club in Round Rock, Texas, lost the nearly $20,000 pot to a player named Jake, who was actually rivered in the hand.
Not only did JWin lose the pot due to apparently misinterpreting his opponent's hand and the cards on the board, he was also forced to remain standing as the table was playing the Texas Stand Up game. In that game, everyone stands up for the first hand dealt and then can sit down only upon winning a pot. The last person standing must pay each player at the table a loser's fee.
Mis-clicking in Live Poker
It's happened to us all, accidentally clicking "fold" with a monster hand online. But this isn't online poker. There are no buttons. JWin simply mis-clicked in real life, and here's how it went down.
Mucking THE NUTS?! (-$19,155) https://t.co/bSofvvJ4E0— The Lodge Card Club (@LodgePokerClub)
Following a preflop raise to $150 from "Slicer," who was holding , three players called to see a flop of , giving Jake a gut-shot straight draw as he had . The flop didn't hit JWin's , but "TM" did spike top pair with .
Action folded to Jake, who semi-bluff bet for $200 and TM called. JWin then made an ambitious raise to $800 with queen-high, perhaps hoping to take down the pot so he could sit down. Jake called while TM folded the best hand, although the announcers agreed with the decision.
The turn was the , giving Jake the nuts to go along with an open-ended straight flush draw. It did, however, also give JWin a little bit of equity as he picked up a three-outer to a straight (heart on the river would be no good even if he hit his straight). He continued his aggression, betting out $2,200, and he received a call.
Both players saw the on the river, a cruel card for Jake because there was no getting away from the hand even though he was up against the rivered nuts. Jake moved all in for $6,160 and received a snap call. He flipped over his cards, showing the lower straight before JWin mis-click folded the stone-cold nuts in a $19,155 pot.
"The cards were read right, he just folded the winning hand," The Lodge commentator "Skull Mike" said.
Why He Folded
So, what caused him to fold the nuts? Mike Brady, a partner at The Lodge, explained what happened in a tweet.
"He misread the board (thought there were 3 hearts) and he interpreted the snap call as "must be a flush" - then the guy showed two hearts. Only after mucking did he see the jack was a diamond. Unfortunate," Brady wrote.
As Brady described, it truly was a real-life mis-click. Nguyen reiterated Brady's comments.
To make matters worse for the regular on the Lodge's popular YouTube stream, the player who folded the nuts was also forced to continue standing. That's a brutal way to lose a massive pot and the Texas Stand Up game all in the same.
The Lodge Card Club is co-owned by poker legend Doug Polk and poker vlogging icons Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen. The trio of celebrity poker players, especially Polk, often compete on the show, which now has over 77,000 YouTube subscribers.