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Ryan Feldman Lost an Absolutely Disgusting Poker Cooler

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Danielle Andersen shared a video on Twitter of a rather brutal cooler — losing with a straight flush — that Ryan Feldman suffered at Aria in Las Vegas.

The hand in question, which would give most poker players nightmares for weeks if it happened to them, occurred during a $25/$50/$100 no-limit hold'em cash game on Friday evening. PokerNews reached out to Feldman for a hand history in what turned out to be a $40,000 pot.

How the Sick Poker Hand Played Out

Feldman, the co-founder and producer of the popular Hustler Casino Live stream, was on the button with {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and three-bet to $1,000 following an open to $300 from the cut-off, a player named Freddy. The straddle cold-called the re-raise, as did Freddy.

The flop of {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{j-Hearts} came, giving the HCL head honcho a gut-shot straight flush draw. Action folded to the button, and the preflop raiser bet $1,000, receiving calls from both players. The turn was the {2-Clubs} and it was checked through to the {10-Hearts} river, which gave Feldman a straight flush. The straddle bet out $3,800 before Freddy moved all in for $14,800.

Feldman excitedly put his chips in the pot with the second nuts before the straddle folded and then he saw his opponent was holding {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} for an even bigger straight flush and the stone-cold nuts.

In the video Andersen shared, which was taken right at the table, Feldman expressed disbelief that his hand was beat. Other players at the table laughed and razzed him over the improbable cooler. One player needled him by claiming to have folded pocket nines, which would have made quads.

To make matters worse for Feldman, Aria's poker room doesn't have a bad beat jackpot in place. That hand certainly would have qualified. Last month, a $1.2 million bad beat jackpot hit in a $1/$2 game at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh when quad aces lost to a royal flush. In Feldman's case, however, there was no reason to celebrate.

In a comment on her video tweet, Andersen (aka "dmoongirl") referred to Feldman's misfortune as "the beat of a lifetime." Yep, that pretty much sums it up perfectly.

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