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Palm Beach Kennel Club player wins $174,293 Bad Beat jackpot

14 February 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Table 32 at Palm Beach Kennel Club Poker Room was the place to be Thursday evening, Feb. 11.

Nine excited players took a piece of the $348,582 Bad Beat jackpot, and the lucky "losing" poker hand paid Phillip Lee Clements a whopping $174,293.

PBKC's rules state that if a player who has at least four 10s loses, that loser gets half the Bad Beat jackpot. The winner of the hand gets 25%, and those sitting at the table split the remaining 25%. The "losing" hand received $174,293; the actual winning hand collected $87,146 and the other seven players took home $12,449 each.

Hand winner Joseph Santoro of Orlando, Florida was in town to play in the WSOP Circuit Events at PBKC (Feb. 4-15).

"Earlier in the day, I played in the WSOP event and got knocked out and that was the best tournament I ever got knocked out of," said Santoro.

This was Santoro's first Bad Beat jackpot.

"I'm just lucky to have been in the right place at the right time, the cards just played themselves," he added.

Sergio Chang dealt the hand in NL Texas Hold'em a poker game where each player holds two cards of their own and share five community cards.

Palm Beach Kennel Club's Poker Room highest Bad Beat Jackpot of $504,833 was paid out on Sept. 23, 2012. The Feb. 11, 2016 jackpot is the third biggest behind a jackpot of $414,567 won on Aug. 6, 2013.

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