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 week in which he revealed that his fellow countryman and friend Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro (on the right) once lost a huge pot (about €170k according to a Swedish news site) with the nuts because his wireless mouse ran out of battery.
"One of the cruelest accidental folds must belong to my friend Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro. He was playing online in a highstakes heads-up no-limit game. He had nuts on the river, and his opponent went all-in. If you need to know, the pot was about the same value as a small apartment in Finland.
So there was Sami, licking his lips in front of his desktop and about to click "call." Until he noticed his mouse was not moving. He was playing with a cordless mouse and it had just ran out of batteries.
Sami started running around the house to find new batteries while the time clock ticked away in the table and the warning sounds started to beep. In the end Sami could only watch helplessly how his winning hand was folded in front of his eyes.
Lesson learned, once again. After hearing Sami's story, I ditched my brand new cordless laser mouse and got reunited with my old black Logitech. It has a nice two meter long cable running from its nose."
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 !
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.
so i guess this easily qualifies for Guinness book of records as "the most expensive set of batteries" 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...
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
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.
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.
Not being very tech savvy, I have zero idea if one can use a key to move instead of the dead mouse. What a horror story though. As for all those making fun of him for not having a spare battery for the mouse- give me a break- this could happen to anyone using a wireless. How often have you thought you had extra only to discover you had just not quite enough...of anything. Batteries, eggs, cigarettes,one can easily run out of any thing. Chances are very good that he thought he had more batteries. I don't think I would sit down to play a tourney without spare batteries right next to me, but some times people forget the most important things. I really feel for you dude. I was once playing break the bank at a micro casino. I had been playing with dollars. Kept losing. Got down so low, had to switch to pennies. On the first penny pull I won free spins, which led to me winning 750,000 coins. Had they still been dollars, I would have been ever so happy. Since they were pennies, well, not so much...
That's weird... you must know when you start to play some high MTT... when i played MTT i have both notebooks with 1 stick of net... and both baterry full... in case the current goes or the internet... immediatly change the notebook and internet connection... that just for few $ buy-in... when you playing a MTT you must know how much will during and the rest...
wow huge pot, if that had happened to me i would have restarted my router to give me more time through disconnection protection, and made SURE i got some batteries in time..but saying that now would i really have thought of that during the situation????