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The unkindest cut of all....

Discussion in 'Casinomeister's Poker Room' started by jetset, Oct 24, 2007.

    Oct 24, 2007
  1. jetset

    jetset RIP Brian CAG

    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service

    The unkindest cut of all - potentially costing $75 000 - took down Danish poker ace

    You're heads up and doing well in a major online poker tournament with a potential $75 000 difference between first and second placing when you lose your Internet connection, the game freezes and you can't get back on the Internet....it's a confluence of events that is infrequent, but still feared by many Internet poker fans.

    It happened last weekend to Danish poker star Soren Kongsgaard in the Full Tilt Poker $1 million guaranteed tournament.

    Playing from his home in Barcelona, Kongsgaard was dismayed to see everything come to an abrupt halt in the midst of a heads up with 'BluffMagCV' where the Dane felt he was doing well.

    "I wasn't able to get my connection back, and since I only had around 50 times the big blind and the antes were high, it didn't take long before I had lost my chips," Kongsgaard told Pokernyhederne.com.

    He was resigned to his misfortune: "That's just the way it is, there is nothing you can do about it. But I guess the player on the other side was happy about it."

    BluffMagCV went on to take the tournament and a winner's prize of $197 984, leaving a disappointed Kongsgaard with second place and $75 000 less on a paycheck of $121 588.
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  2. Oct 24, 2007

    WAYLANDER Experienced Member webmeister

    Garden buildings installer S/E / Poker
    Ouch !!

    That has got to of hurt !

    I have had it happen to me before on more than 1 occasion , and even though it was for much much smaller amounts ( couple of hundred ish ) i still felt completely mugged :mad:

    If it had cost me $75000 ( or at least a 50/50 chance ) i would be looking at buying a new pc now........ and a new window as well ! :D

  4. Oct 24, 2007
  5. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster Ueber Meister CAG

    Mathematician by day, online gambler by night.
    This sucks. But if you are playing online poker for such high stakes, you should invest in a redundant internet connection, e.g., ADSL and cable from different providers.

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