It’s good to be lucky in poker.
That’s what pro Oliver Busquet was likely thinking earlier today at the final table of EPT Barcelona’s €50k Super High Roller.
Busquet managed to hit an unthinkable combination of cards when he came from behind with ace-king against Sven Reichardt’s pocket kings.
In the hand Reichardt opened for 160,000 with eight players remaining. Busquet 3-bet shoved for the last of his 1.5 million stack.
Reichardt called and flipped over kings while Busquet was in a world of hurt with A♠ 2♠.
The flop came K♣ 8♣ 8♥ and appeared to put the nail in Busquet’s coffin as he had a less than 1% chance to survive.
As it turned out, the turn came A♥ and then the river A♦, which sent the final table into hysterics.
Busquet not only survived but went on to defeat Dan Colman heads-up for the title and €896,434. Watch the hand starting at around 1h25m below: