Ben Warrington is up to almost 1.9 million thanks to his lowly ace-four cracking Ramzi Jelassi's kings.
Jelassi opened from the button and then snap-called when Warrington three-bet all-in for 860,000 in the small blind. Warrington turned over and was in a whole world of pain against the red kings of his Swedish opponent.
The dealer burned a card before putting the wheel-completing flop — gifting Warrington a straight! The turn drew some oohs and ahhs from the crowd as a four would split the pot. Any fears of that happening were soon dismissed though as the river was the and Warrington doubled up.
You may remember that the now-bust Aleh Plauski had similar luck with a baby ace, his ace-deuce cracking the pocket kings of Andreas Berggren when the flop came down all deuces! Maybe small aces are better hands than we give them credit for?