Is This the Most Interesting Hand in TV Poker History?

Say what you will about the hype-filled extravaganza that is the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop but it’s already produced two of the most interesting TV hands ever played.

First there was that whole AA vs. AA debacle with Cary Katz and Connor Drinan but in last night’s final-table episode there was a Tobias Reinkemeier miscue for the ages.

In the hand Reinkemeier got involved in a huge pot against Scott Seiver while holding A♠ A♥ against Seiver’s paltry K♠ T♠.

Reinkemeier essentially slow-played his aces to a Q♠ 4♣ 2♣ J♣ turn. The third club seemed to spook the German and when Seiver shoved all-in for 6.8 million chips Reinkemeier went deep into the tank.

Seiver Talks Reinkemeier Into Madness

Seiver levelled Reinkemeier by trying to solicit a call. Reinkemeier started to weigh his options and finally the always-talkative Seiver said “I better shut up now.”

We actually remember the hand clearly when we were in Las Vegas reporting because it took so damn long to play. It was more than 10 minutes before Negreanu finally called the clock and the media was starting to get antsy. No one had Reinkemeier on aces.

When Reinkemeier eventually laid it down, Seiver exploded. He couldn’t believe Reinkemeier would fold aces in that situation and almost appeared upset about winning the hand.

Reinkemeier actually had the last laugh as he finished fifth for $2 million while Seiver had to settle for sixth place and $1.6 million.

Here’s the complete clip of the hand:

Of course the poker world has been buzzing about the hand since the episode aired last night. Here is some of the reaction from notable pros:

Until I watched the Seiver and Tobias hand, I'd never seen someone disgusted with their opponent for letting them win the pot.— Tony Dunst (@Bond_18) August 13, 2014

This Reinkemeier vs Seiver 1drop hand is one of the wildest moments in poker TV history right?— Peter Jetten (@PeterJetten) August 13, 2014

I hope the One Drop coverage helps to highlight that a poker table should be a fun atmosphere and that One Drop is about the charity— Scott Seiver (@scott_seiver) July 31, 2014

Golf, then amazing sushi, then watching @scott_seiver inspire absurd folds on TV #perfectday— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) August 13, 2014

Never seen such a disgusted reaction to winning a pot as @scott_seiver bluff:— Phil Ivey (@philivey) August 13, 2014

@AFeldmanESPN @efropoker @scott_seiver was actually the best poker related thing I’ve ever watched. “What a playa"— David Williams (@dwpoker) August 13, 2014

It was a real treat getting to see @scott_seiver talk an incredible opponent into making one of the worst plays in tv poker history #OneDrop— eric froehlich (@efropoker) August 13, 2014

That was a #BadAss bluff by Scott Seiver in the #WSOP2014 Wow.— Bobby Homewood (@BobbyofHomewood) August 13, 2014

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