Online Poker Player Pops $430,000 Jackpot at Absolute Poker

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Absolute Poker's first Bad Beat jackpot of the year hit last Sunday, giving away more than $400, 000 to five lucky online poker players.

If the first two weeks of 2008 are any indication of things to come, online poker players have a lot to look forward to this year. Popular poker room Absolute Poker has already doled out hundreds of thousands of dollars after seeing its Bad Beat Jackpot surpass the $400,000 mark and edge closer and closer to $500,000.

ITALIANMEX put a stop to the jackpot's climb on Sunday, January 13th at 19:23 ET when the online poker player lost a hand of Texas Hold'em at Absolute Poker's Bad Beat Jackpot tables. Losing a five-high straight flush to CWISCHUN's eight-high straight flush, ITALIANMEX immediately set off Absolute Poker's Bad Beat Jackpot bells to the tune of $431,355.46.

For his loss at the table, ITALIANMEX secured $140,190.52. The winner of the hand left the table $70,095.26 richer and three other players who were seated in the hand each took home $17,523.81 in cash.

Absolute Poker is paying online poker players for their losing hands and Texas Hold'em fans from around the world are being drawn to the site for a piece of the next jackpot.

Bad Beat Jackpot is just like regular Texas Hold'em but with a slight twist. If a player loses a Texas Hold'em hand holding four 8s or anything better while seated at a Bad Beat Jackpot table, they'll win a large piece of the Bad Beat Jackpot.

To help the jackpot build, $0.50 is collected from qualifying hands at Bad Beat Jackpot tables. The jackpot keeps growing until someone hits a qualifying bad beat, at which time a large percentage of it is distributed among the bad beat victim and the participants in the online poker hand.

The next player to lose a hand holding four 8s or anything better will win a large piece of the rising jackpot. The participants in the bad beat hand will also share in the winnings.

Full details can be found at http://www.absolutepoker.com.

About Absolute Poker
Team Absolute is dedicated to providing players from around the world with an online poker game experience that is second to none. Players worldwide can access Absolute Poker online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any PC or Mac and experience the best multi-player game online poker has to offer. Absolute Poker is committed to remaining the most trusted and best online poker experience, created by poker players for poker players.

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