On May 7, the $3-$6 limit hold’em game at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells hit the bad-beat jackpot of $95,755.
Just eight players were seated when Robert Miller’s quad aces beat Robert Doering’s quad deuces. The former earned $38,302 for the feat, the latter $19,151 for taking the beat, and the other six players secured a $6,383 payday.
What’s more, the jackpot hit just two days removed from one of Ho-Chunk’s most prestigious events of the year, the $240 bounty tournament. The latest event attracted 138 entries for $27,600 pool, which was distributed to the top 12 players.
The tournaments featured two $400 celebrity bounties in local radio personality Johnny Danger and Wisconsin native and World Series of Poker bracelet-winner Eric Baldwin, who just finished runner-up in the 2013 WSOP Event 7 $1K NLHE for $189,220. Neither cashed in Wisconsin. Here’s a look at the final payouts, which included a four-handed chop: Tin Quach ($6,452); Steve Seidler ($4,619); Tim Klepps ($4,100); Steve Mitchell ($3,900); Eric Winkie ($2,208); Ronda Nelson ($1,738); Lee Borrall ($1,338); Chad Holloway ($1,048), and David Toothman ($828).
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— Chad Holloway is Ante Up’s Wisconsin Ambassador. He’s also a Senior Writer for PokerNews.com and a sponsored member of Team Blue Shark Optics. Email him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @ChadAHolloway.