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Lost €170k Due To Empty Battery

Tags: bad beat, empty battery, high-stakes, larsluzak, sami kelopuro, Ville Wahlbeck, wireless mouse
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 by "T".
On November 20th, we wrote about a Danish web designer who was leading Sunday Million for about 3 hours until he lost his Internet connection and eventually finished in 281th place for $583 (click here to read the full story). Now we have another, even more sick, bad beat story to tell...   The Finnish poker pro Ville Wahlbeck (on the left) posted a blog post (Folding the winner) last [...]   Read more » Lost €170k Due To Empty Battery

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  29-Nov-12, 13:47   #1
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Unbelievable!!lol!This is worst then a bad beat definitely!!

  29-Nov-12, 15:36   #2
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common guys - playing for an apartment in finland - use few bucks before that ... for batteries Big SmileDD

  29-Nov-12, 18:08   #3

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I would lose my mind in a situation like that. It would be absolutely horrific to be completely screwed that way. I mean I have lost internet connection while playing in a tournament before but never for that much cash on the line.


  29-Nov-12, 19:12   #4
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Hehe I just read a simila thread about another Finnish poker pro .. he only lost around $200 in a PLO cash game .. but still .. I'd smash that wireless mouse after something like this Big Smile

  29-Nov-12, 19:17   #5

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If you don't have full batteries at arm's reach, then you're not a gamer Blink

Especially if you're playing huge cash games like this, everyone knows this can happen...

  29-Nov-12, 20:28   #6
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well i'm not exactly a computer whizz but couldn't he just have gone into settings and assigned a hotkey or am i wrong?

  29-Nov-12, 22:41   #7
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and how does he go to setting without a mouse? he probally didnt had that selected else its really a beat

  30-Nov-12, 00:23   #8

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These stories are to terrible to want even think about happening. This is like a nightmare coming true. I would honestly consider crying if something like this happened to me. That's like having the winning lottery ticket and as you walk in to cash it someone comes by and robs you at gunpoint. Which I might just take a bullet for. lol

  30-Nov-12, 04:44   #9
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Posted by Johnny29Pt:
Unbelievable!!lol!This is worst then a bad beat definitely!!

Exactly !!!! Really tragic !! BTW, as long as I know, that's indicate destiny or luck factor.
Anything could be happen if you in luck or bad luck.
At this case is his bad luck and his opp luck, lol. I couldn't imagine how hurt his heart ? that's chance not everyday he get, I am sure !

  30-Nov-12, 06:09   #10
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that is a costly lesson learned, battery cost = 170k

  30-Nov-12, 09:53   #11
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Just always nice to know that if you are using a laptop you have an alternetive for your wireless mouse.
I think it s really a nightmare when it happens, having the nuts ...., seen it , .... and folding due to a not working mouse or a internet connection that fails.

  30-Nov-12, 12:12   #12

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so i guess this easily qualifies for Guinness book of records as "the most expensive set of batteries" Smile i imagine how frustrating it is to watch those seconds ticking away & knowing that you cannot change anything...that's cruel, one thing when u r holding just a strong hand, but when u have the nuts & it's nosebleeds...

  30-Nov-12, 14:49   #13
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that is why i dont use wireless mouses. I hate wires but wireless mouses are slower heavier and needs to charge. Sad story thought.

  30-Nov-12, 14:58   #14
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There is a good reasons for which all top poker players and also are pro gamers out there use wired mouse and keyboard!

The story was really great an unfortunately realyl, really costly for Sami Big Smile

I think now he learned the lesson.

  30-Nov-12, 18:42   #15

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thats terrible,but he is rich,i wunder ,a big hugh bankroll but not an touchpad,i would break internetconection ,after that i logged in whit a laptop or notebook,i guess that he have a laptop or notebook,any it sux,but 4 him its still pocket chance

so you see ,play poker whit thousends of dollars,but buy battery 2$,to expensive there?also the more money,the greedyer some will be

  1-Dec-12, 02:56   #16
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live gos on and on and on

  1-Dec-12, 03:02   #17

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I've been there so many times its unreal, but never for this amount of money.

In once instance though it went in my favour. I was in the Daily Dollar on FTP and close to the final table. I picked up AA under the gun and raised. Two players shoved all in and I was all set to call. Both of them had me well covered.

My mouse died on me, and frantically I was trying to find my spare mouse. I watched as I was timed out, screaming like hell. Eventually I was timed out and my hand folded. The two players who were lal in both had lower Pocket pairs, and both hit a set. No ace came, so I ended up saving my game from it. I got my spare mouse carried on playing and finiished in 4th place earning a cool $500 which was $420 more than I would have done if I'd called.

So in my case a screwed up mouse saved me....

  1-Dec-12, 07:00   #18

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Yes worst then a bad beat definitely sad sad sad !!!!!

  1-Dec-12, 10:10   #19
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This story sounds like a legend.In the iPoker network is not plausible,because you can use F1,F2,F3 buttons from keyboard to make calls on game.Just a click to fortune.
Good luck

  1-Dec-12, 16:12   #20

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Gosh, internet connections on Eastern Europe are really winning a lot of bad publicity with all these news. If there's any company available to secure a good service, they can think of picking up on these cases to make that kind of advertisments that talk bad about the competitors to win space in the market. And this would work just fine.

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