"Worst bluff ever" costs poker player over $1 Million

Publish Date
Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 6:17PM

This is what you call a "total humiliator"!!!

American poker player Joshua Thibodaux had a week to remember and a moment to forget at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Thibodaux paid $1500 to enter the 'Millionaire-Maker' tournament, where 8,809 players entered and first place took home $2,006,000.

And after five days of play, with five players remaining, Thibodaux was sitting pretty.
He was coming second, and held a large chip-advantage over three of the remaining players.

The one thing Thibodaux didn't want to do, was mess with Kazuki Ikeuchi, the tournament chip leader. It could cost him millions.

Here is what the final payouts were:
1st: $2,006,000
2nd: $1,270,000
3rd: $952,546
4th: $714,352
5th: $538,670

Then this happened:

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission

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